Making Community Connections Charter School (MC2) provides the conditions that enable each individual to become empowered with the knowledge, skills, and disposition to use his or her voice effectively and with integrity in co-creating our public global world.

Our vision is to interrupt the predictive value of race, class, language, gender, and special capacities on student achievement in our schools and our communities by working together with families and communities to ensure each child’s success.

We believe every young person deserves to have aspirations, and to be supported in every way possible in developing the will, knowledge, skill, and capacity to achieve their aspirations. Every young person deserves to graduate from high school with options: the option to go to college, and the option to work. Every young person deserves to have the skills and know-how to co-create their public world, to participate in their community and help shape the local and global decisions that will impact their lives. Every young person deserves to know their strengths, to know how to leverage their strengths to overcome or compensate for their challenges, and to know how to access and effectively utilize resources.

MC2‘s design explicitly provides multiple entry points and pathways to high quality learning for every child. Students and parents/guardians who wish to have more choice and voice in the learning process are the primary audience for MC2. Historically, we have found MC2’s design to be especially beneficial for students who are not achieving to their potential, academically, socially, and emotionally.

MC2 intentionally focuses on students’ gifts and abilities, leveraging children’s strengths while providing multiple strategies for addressing challenges.  MC2 believes that a high-quality learning environment can meet the needs of all learners, regardless of race, class, language, gender, and special abilities.

By empowering students to be contributing participants in their education, our community, and the diverse global society we live in, and by working with families and the community to create a learning community that provides students with learning experiences that are immediately relevant, MC2 believes every student, including students put at risk of academic failure, at risk of not graduating on time, who have dropped out or are far below grade level, or are over-aged and under-credited, can graduate with the knowledge and skills to be successful at college, career, and life.

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