HCC's middle college wins state award

(April 24, 2014) - The STEMM Technical Middle College at Hagerstown Community College recently received the 2014 Outstanding Career and Technology Education Program Postsecondary Award of Excellence from the Maryland State Department of Education.
               
The annual event is sponsored by the MSDE and recognizes outstanding programs, student organizations, change agents, business partnerships, distinguished service, and national award winners. Outstanding career and technology education programs at the high school and community college levels are judged in four areas: program description, learner outcomes, program outcomes, and integration with systemic reform.
               
HCC and WCPS began the STEMM (science, technology, engineering, math, medical) Technical Middle College in the fall of 2013. Through this program, college-ready high school students have the opportunity to complete college degrees and certificates while completing their high school diplomas. Students attend HCC full time in their junior and senior years, after doing rigorous coursework preparation at their high schools during their freshman and sophomore years.
               
More than 30 Middle College applications have already been received for the next academic year. Applications will continue to be accepted until May 1. To learn more about the STEMM Technical Middle College, visit www.hagerstowncc.edu/middlecollege or contact Teresa Thorn at tlthorn@hagerstowncc.edu or 240-500-2483.

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