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A Message from the Superintendent.......................................3 Secondary Schools Directory..................................................4 The Profile of an MCCSC Graduate ......................................... 5 Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners..................................6 High School Need-to-Knows...................................................7 Diploma Designations..............................................................8 Graduation Pathways Requirements ..................................... 10 What is Pre-College Credit? . ..................................................11 Planning In The Middle School..............................................12 College and Career Planning ................................................. 13 ReadyUP . ................................................................................ 18 The Success School...............................................................20 The Whole Child Support System .......................................... 22 Middle Schools.......................................................................24 Batchelor Middle School............................................................... 24 Jackson Creek Middle School....................................................... 28 Tri-North Middle School................................................................ 32 High Schools...........................................................................36 Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship.................................. 36 Bloomington Graduation School................................................... 40 Bloomington High School North................................................... 44 Bloomington High School South.................................................. 48 Programs................................................................................. 52 Adult Education............................................................................. 52 Hoosier Hills Career Center........................................................... 56


*Photos used in this publication were taken pre-pandemic, so masks and social disancing are not represented. Project Management: Valerie Peña Consulting Design: Luiza Kleina Photography and Design



Dear MCCSC Students and Families, Welcome to Monroe County Community School Corporation! This Secondary School Guide has been updated to provide essential and relevant information about the many quality programs and educational opportunities found within MCCSC. The past year has been challenging for our students, families, teachers, staff and community. Your support has helped us remain focused on our mission: Empowering students to maximize their educational success to become productive, responsible global citizens. MCCSC is committed to providing the responsive services and assistance necessary to help you and your family be successful. In short, we are here to serve you. We encourage you to review the many educational opportunities for children aged 6 weeks to age 4, along with our amazing elementary school programs serving students in grades K-6. It is imperative that children begin kindergarten ready to learn and with the necessary foundational skills; this is one reason why early childhood education is essential. We hope that you will take advantage of the many early childhood education opportunities that exist at MCCSC and throughout our community. Additionally, with immense feedback and engagement from hundreds of stakeholders as part of a Regional Opportunities Initiative grant, MCCSC is preparing to implement completely our district wide “ReadyUp” Initiative focusing on: 1) Project Based Learning, 2) STEAM & Hands-On Learning, 3) Entrepreneurship, 4) College and Career Awareness, and 5) Community and Industry Partnerships. An overview is included in this guide and more details will be forthcoming. As MCCSC prepares for school re-openings with increased in-person learning options and an anticipated reduction in disruptions in student engagement caused by the pandemic, we are working hard to address the challenges to academic learning experienced over the past eighteen months. As part of our Whole Child Support System each MCCSC school has in place a whole child support team which focuses on academics, behavior and social emotional learning. In conjunction, our counselors, social workers, and mental health professionals are available to provide individualized support as needed; our teachers are preparing individual approaches to help remove barriers to learning with a focus on accelerating the rate of learning for students. Rest assured, in our ongoing efforts to keep our students and staff safe, MCCSC continues to make necessary adaptations to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Please know that we are here as partners in your child’s education. While our guide has many details, if we can be of further assistance, or if we can answer any additional questions, please do not hesitate to let us know. Contact information can be obtained within this guide or by visiting our website at www.mccsc.edu. We wish you the very best this upcoming year! And we thank you for the important role you play in public education.

Dr. Jeff Hauswald Superintendent

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Middle Schools Batchelor Middle School..............................................................................(812) 330-7763 Principal Eric Gilpin 900 Gordon Pike mccsc.edu/batchelor Jackson Creek Middle School.....................................................................(812) 330-2451 Principal Kristin Poage 3980 South Sare Road mccsc.edu/jacksoncreek Tri-North Middle School...............................................................................(812) 330-7745 Academy of Science & Entrepreneurship...................................................(812) 330-2480 Principal Angie Evans 444 S. Patterson Drive mccsc.edu/ase Bloomington Graduation School.................................................................(812) 330-7708 Principal Craig Belt 705 West Coolidge Drive mccsc.edu/adulted Bloomington High School North...................................................................(812) 330-7724 Principal Matthew Stark 3901 North Kinser Pike mccsc.edu/bloomingtonhsn Bloomington High School South.................................................................(812) 330-7714 Principal Mark Fletcher 1965 South Walnut Street mccsc.edu/bloomingtonhss Programs Adult Education.............................................................................................(812) 330-7731 Director Lily Albright 705 West Coolidge Drive mccsc.edu/ bgs Hoosier Hills Career Center.........................................................................(812) 330-7730 Principal Dr. Chris Finley 1000 West 15th Street mccsc.edu/trinorth High Schools

Director Christi McBride 3770 North Prow Road mccsc.edu/hoosierhills



Our mission at MCCSC is to empower students to maximize their educational success to become productive, responsible global citizens. We do that by ensuring our graduates are individuals who:








We educate our students to have: • Global competency • A world language • Problem-solving skills • Interdisciplinary solutions • Collaborative approaches • Effective communication

We engage our students to be: • Internationally-minded

We empower our students to be: • Self-determined • Locally-invested Through • Service-learning • Internships • Work-based learning • Capstone projects

• Critical-thinking • Globally literate • Socially & emotionally aware • Culturally responsive • Technologically savvy • Financially literate

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At MCCSC, we are committed to partnering with families to ensure student success. We know this means serving a diverse community of students with a varied set of learning needs, including students with disabilities, students who are English language learners, and students who are designated high ability. As a school corporation, we developed a tier of supports that customize instruction, intervention and enrichment. This means our highly qualified teachers build relationships with you and your child, engage varied approaches to assess needs, and deliver specially designed instruction to meet the unique learning needs of your son or daughter. In MCCSC, no matter what you need, we are there for you. Here is a visual representation of our tiered system of supports.

Core Curriculum • Course specific standards-based, grade-level instruction • Grade-level reading & • Differentiation • Inclusive practices • Implementation of student- centered learning plans • Social-emotional learning • Equity-oriented curriculum writing embedded in content instruction Supports • Alignment to classroom assessments • Additional time for content/ skill remediation • Targeted small groups • One-on-one • Pre-teaching/reteaching • Alternative instructional delivery

Intensive Intervention: instruction for students with significant academic or behavioral needs

Strategic Instruction: explicit instruction and/or guided practice in targeted key areas

Core Instruction: standards-based instruction for every learner

Services for Diverse Learners (e.g. high ability, special education, English language learners) are individualized and available at every tier of support



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High school is an experience... make yours unique, by exploring all that MCCSC has to offer.



COLLEGE AND CAREER PLANNING Each category has a full section in this guide.

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Indiana Course and Credit Requirements


Core 40

Academic Honors

8 credits: Including a balance of literature, compostion & speech

8 credits: Including a balance of literature, compostion & speech


2 credits Algebra I 2 credits Geometry 2 credits Algebra II

2 credits Algebra I 2 credits Geometry 2 credits Algebra II

Alternative: complete Integrated Math I, II, III for 6 credits Students must take a math or quantitative reasoning course each year in high school


Alternative: complete Integrated Math I, II, III for 6 credits 2 additional Core 40 math credits Students must take a math or quantitative reasoning course each year in high school

2 credits Biology I

2 credits Biology I

2 credits Chemistry or Physics I or Integrated Chem-Physics

2 credits Chemistry or Physics I or Integrated Chem-Physics


2 credits any Core 40 Science course

2 credits any Core 40 Science course

2 credits US History

2 credits US History

1 credit US Government

1 credit US Government

Social Studies

1 credit Economics

1 credit Economics

2 credits World History/Civilization or Georgraphy/History of the World

2 credits World History/Civilization or Georgraphy/History of the World

6-8 Core 40 world language credits (6 credits in one language or 4 credits in two languages) 2 Core 40 fine arts credits

Directed Electives

5 credits; In world languages, fine arts, &/or CTE courses

Physical Education Health & Wellness

2 credits

2 credits

1 credit

1 credit

6 credits; College and Career Pathway courses recommended


6 credits; College and Career Pathway courses recommended

• Earn a grade of a “C” or better in courses that will count toward the diploma. • Have a grade point average of a “B” or better. • Complete one of the following: A. Earn 4 credits in 2 or more AP courses and take corresponding AP exams B. Earn 6 verifiable transcripted college credits in dual credit courses from the approved dual credit list. C. Earn two of the following: 1. A minimum of 3 verifiable transcripted college credits from the approved dual credit list, 2. 2 credits in AP courses and corresponding AP exams, 3. 2 credits in IB standard level courses and corresponding IB exams. D. Earn a composite score of 1250 or higher on the SAT and a minimum of 560 on math and 590 on the evidence based reading and writing section. E. Earn an ACT composite score of 26 or higher and complete written section F. Earn 4 credits in IB courses and take corresponding IB exams.

Additional Requirements



Technical Honors


8 credits: Including a balance of literature, compostion & speech

8 credits: Including a balance of literature, compostion & speech

2 credits Algebra I 2 credits Geometry 2 credits Algebra II

2 Credits Algebra I or Integrated Math I

2 Credits any other math class

Alternative: complete Integrated Math I, II, III for 6 credits

General diploma students are required to earn 2 credits in a Math course or a Quantitative Reasoning (QR) course during their junior or senior year. QR courses do not count as math credits.

Students must take a math or quantitative reasoning course each year in high school

2 credits Biology I

2 credits Biology I

2 credits Chemistry or Physics I or Integrated Chem-Physics

2 credits any science course

At least one credit must be from a Physical Science or Earth and Space Science course

2 credits any Core 40 Science course

2 credits US History

2 credits US History

1 credit US Government

1 credit US Government

1 credit Economics

2 credits World History/Civilization or Georgraphy/History of the World • 6 credits in the college and career prep courses in a state-approved College & Career Pathway • Complete one of the following: 1. State approved, industry recognized certification or credential 2. Pathway dual credits from the approved dual credit list resulting in 6 transcripted college credits

1 credit Economics

6 credits; College and Career Pathway courses Selecting electives in a deliberate manner to take full advantage of college and career exploration and preparation opportunities

2 credits

2 credits

1 credit

1 credit

6 credits; Specifies the minimum number of electives required by the state. High school schedules provide time for many more elective credits during the high school years

6 credits; College and Career Pathway courses recommended

• Earn a grade of “C” or better in courses that will count toward the diploma. • Have a grade point average of a “B” or better. • Complete one of the following, A. Any one of the options (A - F) of the Core 40 with Academic Honors B. Earn the following minimum scores on WorkKeys: Workplace Documents, Level 6; Applied Math, Level 6; and Graphic Literacy, Level 5. C. Earn the following minimum score(s) on Accuplacer: Writing 80, Reading 90, Math 75. Earn the followign minimums on Compass; Algebra 66, Writing 70, Reading 80

Flex Credits

5 credits; must come from one of the following: • Additional elective courses in a College and Career Pathway • Courses involving workplace learning such as Cooperative Education or Internship courses • High school/college dual credit courses • Additional courses in Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, World Languages or Fine Arts

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Effective with the 2019-2020 school year, the new Indiana Graduation Pathways allow MCCSC students to demonstrate their preparation for their life after high school - college, a job, the military, advanced training, and more. The pathways provide every MCCSC student with: • knowledge and engagement of individual career interests and career options • a strong foundation of academic and technical skills • the skills needed to be successful in whatever they choose to do after high school GRADUATION PATHWAYS REQUIREMENTS 1 EARN A DIPLOMA — select the course requirements for diploma designation. General OR Core 40 OR Academic Honors OR Technical Honors In conversation with your guidance counselor, customize your education by completing an option in each of the three categories

2 EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS — select one option to show your employability skills. Project-Based Learning School-approved, authentic project that leads to sustained inquiry around a challenging problem. Service-Based Learning School-approved, on-going service that connects to your coursework. OR OR

Work-Based Learning School approved, work- based partnerships that use the concepts, skills, and dispositions from coursework.

3 POST-SECONDARY READY — select one option to show you are ready for life after high school.

Honors Diploma Fulfill the requirements to earn an Academic or Technical Honors Diploma

Pre-College Credit Complete at least three: Dual credit courses and earn a “C” average or higher and/or Advanced Placement (AP) exams with a score of 3 or higher

College and Career Readiness Test Use at least one option to meet college-ready benchmarks or placement qualification

Industry Credential and Workforce Readiness Participate in at least one option: State & industry recognized Credential or Certification State, federal, or industry recognized apprenticeship Career Technical Education Concentrator (2 advanced courses)




ASVAB (min. score in one area) 31 Army 31 Marines 35 Navy 36 Air Force 45 Coast Guard

ACT (in two of the four subjects: English or reading and math or science) English – 18 or Reading – 22 AND Math – 22 or Science – 23

SAT (in English and math) English – 480 Math – 530

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Pre-College credit refers to the opportunities to earn college credit while still enrolled in high school. In MCCSC, you can earn college credit that transfers to institutions across the nation through: Advanced Placement (AP) courses: • Taught in the high school • Curricula from the College Board (makers of the SAT) Dual Credit Courses: • Enrolled in a college course, but you attend the class at your high school

(or on a college campus) and the course is taught by a high school teacher (or college instructor), who is certified to teach college coursework • Earn college credit through completing the coursework

• Earn college credit by earning an exam score at the end of the course

MCCSC partners with Indiana University, Ivy Tech Community College, Vincennes University and the College Board to offer 61 unique pre-college credit courses.

20 AP Courses & 40+ Dual Credit Courses A Total of 198 Hours of College Credit Offered A student who takes five college courses (15 credit hours) would save $4,875 On average one college credit hour = an estimated $325

Offerings in:

• Art • Career & Technical Education • English

• Music • Science • Social Studies • World Language

Did you know? ● Those seeking a bachelor’s degree with dual credit are 2 times more likely to graduate from college one semester early ● Students taking dual credit are 3 times more likely to earn an honors designation on their diploma ● Students taking dual credit are 4 times more likely to successfully pass an AP Test ● Associate degree seekers or certificate seekers are 6 times more likely to complete associate’s degree or certificate one semester early

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PLANNING IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL In MCCSC, we don’t see college & career planning as just part of the high school experience. Our middle school students also engage in activities and learning that prepare them for life after high school. All middle school students enroll in Preparing for Colleges and Careers. Students at each middle school can participate in Project Lead the Way Gateway. In Preparing for Colleges and Careers, students: • Engage in project-based learning

• Develop life skills for managing everyday life • Collaborate in cooperative group activities

In Project Lead the Way Gateway students: • Step into roles spanning the career landscape • Develop in-demand knowledge and skills • Explore coding and robotics, flight and space, and DNA and crime scene analysis • Engage in hands-on, collaborative problem solving & real-world challenges

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Career planning is a multifaceted, ongoing process that supports student development through acquisition of knowledge and skills necessary for success after high school. MCCSC offers many opportunities for students to explore post-secondary interests and develop individual talent through a wide variety of course offerings and programs. The programs support growth and development through:

Creating a 4-year plan Career Interest Inventory Dual credit for 2 and 4 year Postsecondary Schools Industry Recognized Certifications Internships Community Service Project Based Learning Career and Technical Education Military Testing (ASVAB)

Job Shadowing Career Research

Work Based Learning Experience Supervised Agriculture Experience Exploratory Teaching Experience Advanced Placement College and Career Pathway Fairs Work Ethic Certification Postsecondary Planning Events (e.g., FAFSA, College Applicatoin, College Visits) If you would like a copy of the Learn More Indiana Graduation Plan go to: learnmoreindiana.org/college/preparing-for-college

Hoosier Hills has career like classrooms where you can see what you would be doing in the area you are interested in after high school.” —HHCC student

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COLLEGE AND CAREER PLANNING MCCSC is proud to offer 30+ courses in rigorous and relevant career pathways. Our pathways prepare students with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for success in postsecondary education and a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers. In addition to pathway courses in each high school, all 11th and 12th grade students have access to the full career and technical education offerings at Hoosier Hills Career Center.

Pathways that are available at each school are listed below. Some require enrollment at Hoosier Hills to complete all the courses. Students from any school can attend Hoosier Hills for half days during their junior and senior year if scheduling allows. Pathways available by school

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Bloomington Graduation School

Hoosier Hills Career Center

Bloomington High School North

Bloomington High School South

Academy of Science & Entrepreneurship


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Business Administration

Business Operations & Technology Construction Trades: Carpentry Construction Trades: Electrical

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Culinary Arts


Education Professions

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Bloomington Graduation School

Hoosier Hills Career Center

Bloomington High School North

Bloomington High School South

Academy of Science & Entrepreneurship

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Fire & Rescue

Heating, Ventilating, & Air Conditioning Technology


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Information Technology Operations

Interior Design



Marketing & Sales

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Medical Assistant




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Nutrition Science

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Pre-Nursing/ Healthcare Specialist

Recreation & Mobile Equipment


Software Development

Welding Technology

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Indiana Next Level Programs of Study

Next Level Programs of Study will provide students the opportunity to complete up to one year’s worth of a postsecondary program through a four (4) course sequence. The first three courses of each program of study will consist of a principles course and two advanced courses required to earn CTE Concentrator status. The three courses may be taken individually or can be completed concurrently for programs that are able to offer extended training sessions. Some programs of study will also include an optional capstone course that may be taken for up to 6 credits. The MCCSC offers students 29 of the 53 Next Level Programs of Study.






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Indiana College Core The Indiana College Core is a block of 30 credit hours of general education college-level coursework that transfers seamlessly among all Indiana public colleges and universities. Students can start earning these credits in high school!

Who should earn the Indiana College Core?

High school students who are planning to enroll in college after graduation. Students should talk to their school counselors about whether the Indiana College Core is the right choice for them—based on availability at their high school, their expected major and the colleges where they might enroll.

Hoosiers entering college who aren’t sure what major to pursue. The Indiana College Core is a good option for Hoosiers who are entering college at an Indiana public institution who aren’t sure which major to declare. Because the Core is 30-credit hours of general education courses, it will transfer into and support students on their way to most degrees.

Make sure to talk to your high school counselor or college advisor. Talking to an expert at your school will help you make the best, most relevant and efficient course selections— whether you’re enrolling in high school or college.

Learn more about the Indiana College Core at transferIN.net.

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Transformative Implements learning programs that equip students for the adults they wish to become. Inclusive Creates a learning environment in which every child can utilize their knowledge and talents to realize the passions that will guide them through life. Whole Child Focused Focused on each child, in each school being healthy, safe, engaged, supported, challenged and life ready. Comprehensive Provides students with repeated, real-life experiences that develop their cognitive, emotional, and behavioral dimensions to their fullest.

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Project-based Learning • ALL teachers trained in PBL over the next 5 years • A NEW PBL Learning Lab for ongoing and advanced training

STEAM and Hands-on Learning • Maker Spaces in ALL middle schools and ASE • Expanded activities throughout the corporation including NEW pathways in Interior Design Computer Science Life Science Cybersecurity

College and Career Awareness • EXPANDED opportunities through Tour of Opportunity, mock interviews, jobshadowing, internships, and career panels/speakers • College and Career Centers for EACH high school Entrepreneurship

Middle School Providing real-world experiences creating products and businesses High School

Community and Business Partnerships • Expanded internships with area businesses • Master classes taught by industry professionals • Networking opportunities

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The Success School – A Community Partnership For Our Students A program of the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, the Success School provides career awareness and workforce development services for youth in Bloomington and Monroe County. By working with teachers and schools to offer real-world experiences, the Success School gets young people excited about future education and careers by showing them the relevance and importance of their education to life and careers after graduation. Opportunities include:

Reality Store ® is a simulations that helps middle school students appreciate the ‘realities’ of life and achieve a better understanding of personal finance. In the Reality Store ® simulation, middle school students pretend they are a 28-year-old starting out in their life and career. In class beforehand, they have decided how many children they have (up to a maximum of 3), whether they are married or single, and, if they are married, whether their spouse works or is a “stay-at-home spouse.” They then choose a career based on their current GPA and are given a corresponding monthly salary for that career. Students then enter the Reality Store ® to spend that monthly salary at 16 different tables representing different aspects of life as an adult. In an average school year, this program runs at four local middle schools, with over 900 students participating in the events and over 150 community members volunteering to run the various career tables.

I loved this! I learned so much information and this experience has really made me excited to go into the workforce and go into college. —JCM student

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The Career Speakers Bureau is a year-round program that brings professionals into the high schools to participate in panels consisting of 3-5 speakers. These panels help to introduce students to a variety of career options that are available within a given field, as well as allow students to ask questions about the various professions being presented. These volunteer speakers provide advice to students for their college plans and inform students how to prepare for success in the field. Each panel is focused around a specific career field, such as Medical, STEM, Arts, Public Safety, Social Work, Culinary Arts, Management and more. Mock Interviews take place once a year for the freshman business class at The Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship. This event provides students with an opportunity to practice their interviewing skills in a safe, supportive environment with an actual professional whom they have not previously met, and allows students to receive feedback and helpful advice for future interviews. The Job Shadowing program allows high school students the chance to explore careers by observing and interacting with people on the job, for a short period of time (usually a half day). High school freshman from the Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship are partnered with professionals from local organizations who offer careers in which the students have an interest.

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The MCCSC Whole Child Support System is an educational framework that is based on our belief that student achievement in the 21st century encompasses more than just academics. Our Whole Child initiative is grounded in addressing the academic, behavioral health, social emotional, physical health, and safety of every child; in every learning environment of each school. We believe that providing culturally responsive personalized instruction for every learner is essential to their future success. MCCSC has adopted a singular, seamless framework that is based on the integrated principles of Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS), Professional Learning Communities (PLC), Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). We believe that this unified and holistic approach to learning will encourage our students to be globally minded while also preparing them for college, career, and life.

Academic Support The design of academic instruction should allow all students equitable access to grade-level standards, or entry points, in learning experiences that are engaging and personalized to meet their needs. Academic instruction integrates evidence-based practices in all content areas so students can make effective progress.

Behavioral Support In the Whole Child Support System, our educators understand that behavior, like academics, is learned. As a result, those skills must be explicitly taught, modeled, and positively reinforced. Students must also be given ample feedback and opportunities for practice.

Social and Emotional Development The MCCSC recognizes SEL as a critical dimension to support student success. SEL is the process through which students acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

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To optimize student success, all schools in the MCCSC must address the academic, behavioral, and social emotional needs of students through tiered support. All three areas are mutually-reinforcing and should be at the core of our Whole Child Support System. Movement across the three tiers is fluid and supported by data from universal screeners, diagnostic assessments, progress monitoring, and how a student responds to levels of intervention.

Our educators are committed to creating a comprehensive system of support that builds upon the unique strengths of our students and is responsive to the social and cultural needs of the individual child. We believe that providing culturally responsive personalized instruction for every learner is essential to their future success.

Guiding Principles

We believe that we can support ALL students by following these principles: • Best practices in equity and trauma-informed care will drive our decision making. • All students deserve equitable access to high quality academic, behavioral, and social emotional curriculum and instruction that is challenging, grade-appropriate, and integrates culturally sustaining practices that is responsive to individual needs of the child. • All children can learn when provided with appropriate services and supports. • The health and safety of every MCCSC child is a top priority. • The MCCSC will strive to meet the needs of all students by ensuring that schools optimize data-driven decision making, progress monitoring, and evidence-based supports and strategies with increasing intensity to sustain student growth.

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Leadership Team Mr. Eric Gilpin Principal Mr. Greg Bodie Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

Website https://www.mccsc.edu/batchelor

Address & Phone 900 Gordon Pike Bloomington, IN 47403 812-330-7763

M s. Ashley McCall Assistant Principal

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STEM Certified School

Seven periods a day, two semesters a year Intervention and Enrichment: 40 minutes daily additional support based on students’ individual needs, extensions of classroom learning, group activities, convocations, competitions, and presentations from community members.

Built in 1973 and situated on 46 acres, Batchelor Middle School has 40 classrooms with integrative technology, creating diverse and

enriching learning experiences. Our media center offers 10,000 volumes, and our building is equipped with computer labs, a gymnasium, and an auditorium. Wireless access is available throughout the building. Every student is equipped with an iPad that they can take home to use. The Batchelor staff includes thirty-one full-time teachers, three part-time teachers, three administrators, two counselors, one media specialist, one health aide, one social worker, six classroom aides, six custodians, and five cooks.

2016 Four Star School award

The Batchelor Academic Super Bowl Top 15 in the State

Recognizing Excellence

● Each 6 weeks, 40 students who demonstrate exemplary academic or social behavior are nominated by teachers and given an opportunity to eat lunch with the principal. ● End of the year Awards Night: school personnel honor students who have demonstrated achievement, artistic aptitude, and those who have made special contributions to the school during the school year.

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Batchelor Television (B-TV)

B-TV is a film and video production class that produces a variety of student films including documentaries, original student screenplays, PSA’s, original music videos, and a weekly school newscast. B-TV students travel ed to Poland as official press for the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz ceremony, and to England for a student exchange with our sister school. B-TV is celebrating the program’s 20th year with a strong commitment Winner of over 500 state, national, and international awards.

Honored at the United Nations in New York City for winning their age division in the Peace in the Streets Global Film Festival.

to excellence and high student achievement. Numerous students have gone on to have careers in fields closely related to video production.

Winner of the middle school division of the Lowell Milken Center Discovery Awards.

STEM Skills for the 21st Century

This year-long, two class- period course combines science, technology, engineering, design, and mathematics in a problem-based learning environment. Students

Develop 5 C’s - Curiosity, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, and Critical Thinking

learn basic science, engineering, and design concepts then apply those ideas to solve real-world problems. Foundational concepts include robotics, physics, chemistry, genetics, design, and modeling, The capstone of the class is a semester-long project designing a solution to a science-based problem which will be presented to the community.

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Academic Superbowl Batchelor Television (BTV) Drama Jazz Band

Paw Squad National Junior Honor Society Science Olympiad Yearbook

Fall Cross Country Football Volleyball Cheer—Fall and Winter

Winter Basketball Wrestling Swimming & Diving

Spring Track & Field


Our teachers really care about us and our classes make us work hard but are still really fun. —BMS student

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Address & Phone 3980 South Sare Road Bloomington, IN 47401 Phone (812) 330-2451 Fax (812) 330-2457

Website www.mccsc.edu/jacksoncreek Twitter @JCMSPal Instagram JCMSPal

Leadership Team Mrs. Kristin Poage Principal Mr. Josh Pace Assistant Principal/ Athletic Director Dr. Dominick Stella Assistant Principal

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65% of our students are enrolled in a World Language class (Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese)

Seven periods a day, two semesters a year Tuesdays: homeroom/advisory period for group activities, convocations, and competitions. Thursday Office Hours: students are assigned or can choose between activities that are for the purpose of Enrichment, Remediation, Service, or Fitness. Each week, there are new activities for students to engage in with teachers and members of our community.

Located in the rolling hills of Southern Indiana, Jackson Creek Middle School is 140,000 square feet of space located on 13 acres.

Meeting the needs of approximately 640 students, Jackson Creek offers a comprehensive academic program for middle school learners ranging from Community-Based Special Education Programming to Accelerated Learning Programming. Jackson Creek has 38 certified and highly qualified staff members that offer courses ranging from the core curriculum subjects of science, social studies, math, and language arts, to elective offerings such as physical education, band, choir, orchestra, art, technology, family and consumer sciences, video production, and three different world languages.

Opportunities to earn high school credit toward graduation in a world language, Algebra and/or Geometry

Raised $20,326.57 for the IU Health Bloomington Olcott Cancer Center

Our Philosophy

Smaller learning communities: Teachers of science, social studies, and language arts team together to provide interdisciplinary learning activities to cohorts of students, developing students’ academic relationships with teachers and peers.

Dream, Explore, and Learn. We want students to dream they can be whomever they want to be and do whatever they want to do. Explore and try new experiences and to not be afraid to fail. We provide students with extensive opportunities to explore new activities and skills, possibly encouraging them to fall in love with something they can pursue for the rest of their lives. Lastly, we want all students to learn . We believe that every student must have access to a guaranteed and rigorous curriculum, allowing students to leverage their learning in their future endeavors.

I love all of the different people here and all of the different communities they come from.” —JCM student

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The only Evidence of Effectiveness Model Professional Learning Community middle school in the state of Indiana.


Approximately 25% of our students are enrolled in a high school-level math course.

We have time in the schedule to do

clubs, activities, and we get to try new things with friends during the school day.” —JCM student

The flexibility within a day to take challenging classes and fun classes. And our teachers are really fantastic!” —JCM student

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Girls: Volleyball, Basketball Boys: Basketball

Co-Ed: Cross Country, Football, Cheerleading, Wrestling, Swimming/Diving, Track & Field


Science Olympiad-2018-4th Place in the State Academic Super Bowl-2018-Language Arts team finished 1st Place in the State Speech and Debate Team-Multiple Awards at meets around the state

Academic Competitive

Book Club Anime & Manga Club Coding Club Dungeons & Dragons Club

Makerspace Club Garden Club Disc Golf Art Club

Yearbook Jazz Band Rock Band


Best-Buddies Kiwanis Builders Club

Kindness Campaign National Junior Honor Society


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Website www.mccsc.edu/trinorth

Leadership Team Dr . Chris Finley Principal Mr. Benjamin Jones Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

Address & Phone 1000 W. 15th Street Bloomington IN 47404 Phone: 812-330-7745

M rs. Taji Gibson Assistant Principal

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Our Science Olympiad team consistently places in the top five at state competitions!

Seven periods a day, two semesters a year Tutorial, Intervention, and Enrichment (TIE): Every Tuesday and Thursday students receive 40 minutes of additional support while working in small groups or one-on-one with a teacher. Staff and community members provide unique learning opportunities that connect curriculum to real-world experiences. Social/Emotional Learning: Every other Wednesday students meet in homeroom to discuss current issues that impact them socially and emotionally. Research indicates students who receive instruction in social and emotional learning outperform their peers and develop more positive peer relationships. The Daily Tri-North Twenty (TNT): after lunch each day students enjoy 20 minutes of sustained silent reading or academic intervention.

Tri-North Middle School is located in the northern half of Bloomington and Monroe County. Established in 1948, Tri-North Middle School is a dynamic community with broad diversity in cultures, religions, ethnic groups, and socioeconomic levels. The

faculty of Tri-North is committed to serving our 570 students’ unique needs by providing a variety of educational opportunities and supports. Our goal is to ensure that students have solid foundations in all core academic areas. Our faculty is committed to supporting student success and have embraced social/emotional learning opportunities. 29% of our students are enrolled in a World Language. (Spanish, French, Chinese or German)

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The Arts

The award winning Tri-North Band and Orchestra have been consistently winning top honors at Indiana State School Music Association contests for decades. The orchestra’s seventy young musicians reflect the diversity of Tri-North’s population. The Tri- North Band Program provides students with numerous opportunities to display their talent locally and at the state-level. Art classes provide students with a wide range of artistic opportunities where they enjoy drawing, painting, sculpting and photography.

25% of our student are enrolled in high school level math class.

Tri-North Orchestra and Band receive top honors at ISSMA competitions.

The best thing about Tri-North Middle School is the staff. Our teachers care. They expect us to perform at our best and are willing to help when we need it.”

—Tri-North student

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Country Champs Football 7 & 8 Volleyball 8 Boys Cross Country Boys Basketball 7 Swim/Dive

Volleyball Boys Cross Country Girls Cross Country

Football Cheer Team

Fall Sports

Boys Basketball Girls Basketball Wrestling

Swimming Diving Cheer Team

Winter Sports

Boys & Girls Track/Field Boys & Girls

Spring Sports

Track & Field

Dance Committee Drama Club Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America Game Club Garden Club Global Citizenship (China) International Club Jazz Band Art & Photography Competitions Band, Choir, and Orchestra Competition Food Share Table Global Youth Service Day Hour of Code National Geography Bee National Mix-It-Up Day

Makers Club Math Club National Junior Honor Society Science Olympiad Team Spelling Bee Yearbook Club Y.E.S. Club (Youth Engaged in Service) Reality Story through Success School Safe Sitter Course through IU Health Star Student Breakfasts and ARMOR Awards Volunteer Service Awards Young Hoosier Books Awards

Clubs & Extra-curriculars


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Leadership Team Mrs. Angie Evans Principal Mrs. Brook Hostetler Counselor

Website www.mccsc.edu/ase

Address & Phone 444 S. Patterson Drive Bloomington, IN 47403 812-330-2480

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Average graduation rate of 99% since 2015.

30 Minute Advisory - One day per week 30 Minute Symposium (enrichment, intervention, clubs, school-wide meetings) - Four days per week School Day: 8:10am - 2:40pm (Required for shuttle to/from North/South) Eight classes a semester, class schedule alternates four classes in an 80 minute class period each day Schedule allows for easy scheduling of classes at both Ivy Tech and Indiana University. Students taking college classes are given either morning or afternoon release time.

The Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship is a member of the New Technology Network and

focuses on a project-based, problem-based learning model with emphasis on developing 21st century skills as well as mastering Indiana State Standards. Learning takes place in small learning environments that demand rigorous, collaborative, and high-quality work that is related to solving real world problems both in Bloomington as well as in the broader world community. We take great pride in our ability to provide a nurturing and safe learning community to our students. Our small learning environment allows us the flexibility to work closely with students to meet their academic goals and create opportunities unique to each student. Our school community norms are Trust, Respect and Responsibility.

Teaching Methodology

The Academy is an answer to the dramatic advance of technologies and the way people communicate through digital devices and computer networks. Academy students learn to be better equipped to tackle real-world problems and tasks. Rather than learning through traditional classroom instruction, students learn the same core academics, such as science, history and English, through authentic project-based applications. This type of instruction not only ensures that students are gaining the content knowledge that is needed, but also the 21st century skills necessary to be successful in life after high school.

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