MCHS at DTCC Earns a National Top School Award


    January, 31, 2023


    Middle College High School at Durham Tech Named A Top 2023 Merit School of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America


    Middle College High School @DTCC  has been named one of the top 2023 Magnet Schools of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America, the national association for magnet and theme-based schools. 


    Middle College High School is a Cooperative and Innovative High School (CIHS) in Durham, North Carolina that specializes in helping students receive transferable college credits, associate degrees or a career credential. MCHS @DTCC serves grades 11 and 12 and is strategically located on the campus of Durham Tech so that students can get real college experience. Middle College serves students from all walks of life but the true mission of CIHS schools in North Carolina is to serve students of low-socioeconomic backgrounds and first-generation college students. We pride ourselves on our diverse students and staff and we create student supports so that students can have an individualized education for individualized success. 


    Presentation of Excellence Award:

    Principal Crystal Taylor-Simon will be recognized and receive a National Magnet School of Excellence Merit Award on behalf of the school during an awards ceremony held during Magnet Schools of America’s 40th National Conference hosted by Dallas Independent School District, April 18-22, 2023.


    To receive a national merit award, members of Magnet Schools of America must submit a detailed application that is scored by a panel of educators. These schools are judged and scored on their demonstrated ability to raise student academic achievement, promote racial and socioeconomic diversity, provide integrated curricula and instruction, and create strong family and community partnerships that enhance the school’s magnet theme.


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