MILLENNIUM CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL (MCHS)
The Millennium Charter High School (MCHS) is slated to open in the Fall of 2013 with 58 freshmen and 58 sophomores. The school will be housed on the Monterey County Office of Education campus in the Media Center for Arts Education and Technology (MCAET). MCHS will add one class each year until it spans grades 9-12 with a maximum enrollment of 200 students. The Millennium Charter High School is an independent 501 3(C) with a governing board that oversees the operation of the school and hires the school principal, in charge of the daily operations of the school, and the teaching staff.
The Monterey County Office of Education has provided leadership, and now passed the baton to the MCHS Governing Board, in the creation of a charter school that provides intensive training in the arts, digital media career technical education and 21st century
skills and maintains a rigorous college preparatory curriculum during an extended day schedule. The school’s curriculum is grounded in current digital media technology for both classroom learning and artistic expression. The focus on collaborative projects and thematic, interdisciplinary curriculum prepares students for the complexity of the modern world. MCHS combines the cultivation of the 21st century skills with the new three “Rs” of Rigor, Relevance and Relationship and functions as a total learning environment that responds to a range of learning styles and inspires a love of lifelong learning.
The Millennium Charter High School is a countywide charter high school and considered a “demonstration model,” and will benefit the county students and teachers. It will focus on and support learning through digital media and the arts, for students who are not currently served in these areas. Our students require access to the best available, up-to-date practices in curriculum and instruction, in order to succeed in our highly competitive, technology-infused world. The school has the advantage of using the Media Center for Arts Education and Technology (MCAET) as well as the SmartCafe that MCAET has established. MCHS will utilize the performing and visual arts both in their traditional forms and integrated with other core subjects, for greater engagement and understanding. The program will implement this integrated curriculum through project-based instruction, in an environment of digital media production for career technical
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