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Montgomery College Middle College MC2 at Northwood Presentation

For details on the Montgomery College Middle College MC2 program at Northwood, including a breakdown of courses students are to take each year with links to details about those courses see:

Mission Statement

The Montgomery College Middle College at Northwood program provides a rigorous, structured, and supportive academic program to all Northwood students.

The program ensures that students are afforded the necessary opportunities to complete both high school graduation and Montgomery College Associate of Sciences degree requirements, while supporting students through a progressive transition through high school to college.

What Is Middle College at Northwood High SchoolWhat Is Middle College?

A Middle College program "is a bold approach, based on the principle that academic rigor, combined with the opportunity to save time and money, is a powerful motivator for students to work hard and meet serious intellectual challenges." Middle "college high schools blend high school and college in a rigorous yet supportive program, compressing the time it takes to complete a high school diploma and the first two years of college." - Early College High School Initiative

Program Benefits

The Montgomery College Middle College (MC)2@Northwood program provides these benefits to students beyond traditional high school:

General Program Timeline and Structure

9th through 12th grades

  • General high school courses with support
  • Dedicated one semester ACCUPLACER support course
  • Dedicated one semester writing support course
  • Montgomery College Courses as appropriate
  • MC courses taught on NHS campus student’s 1st MC enrolled year
  • MC courses taught on MC campus(es) student’s 2nd MC enrolled year

All grades

  • After‐School AP and MC course support
  • Integrated writing support and preparation toward college‐level writing
  • AP support course for exam retake preparation or CLEP exam
  • In‐school tutoring

Middle College at Northwood HSA.A. Degree Program Structure

  • 8th grade – Program recruitment
  • 9th grade – General high school courses and 1 AP course with dedicated support
  • 10th grade – General high school and AP courses with dedicated ACCUPLACER preparation and Writing Support courses. Students take the ACCUPLACER in the fall and take their first Montgomery College course in the spring semester taught on the NHS campus. Students take a second distance learning MC course in the Summer 1 term from the end of May through the end of June.
  • 11th grade – High school AP courses with Montgomery College courses taught on NHS campus
  • 12th grade – High school courses with Montgomery College courses taught on MC campus 

Next Steps

  • August to October – Student recruitment through middle school visits, DCC meetings, NHS Open House, dedicated MC2@N meeting PRIOR to final DCC Choice selection
  • October to March – General Scheduling
  • March to June – Articulation meetings with qualifying students and parents