Mountain Island Charter School

School Profile

Academic Excellence, Positive Character, Service and Leadership

SCHOOL

MICS is a K-12 school enrolling a total of 1410 students, with 500 students in high school (9-12) program. MICS began in 2010-2011 as a K-7 school, and one grade level has been added sequentially each school year, culminating with the addition of the 12th grade in the 2015-2016 school year. The academic year is 36 weeks long.  There are six 60 minute classes each day. Students complete six courses on a traditional year-long schedule.

COMMUNITY

MICS serves the educational needs of students living in North Carolina counties surrounding Mt. Holly, NC. The majority of students live in the greater Charlotte area. The student body is 64% White, 23% Black, 5% Multiracial, 5% Hispanic, 2% Asian, and 1% Native American.

CURRICULUM

MICS offers three academic tracks designed to support academic needs and career interests: College Preparatory, Career Preparatory, and Occupational Course of Study. MICS offers Honors and AP classes to students who demonstrate success in the prerequisites. MICS offers 27 honor classes in the areas of English, Math, Social Studies, Science, Spanish, Art, Theatre, and Music.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT CLASSES AND RESULTS

8 AP Classes offered in 2017-2018
AP English Language & Composition
AP English Literature & Composition
AP Calculus AB
AP US History
AP US World History
AP Psychology
AP Biology
AP Environmental Science
  • In May 2017, 192 AP exams were taken in 13 subjects
  • 59% of the scores were 3 or higher

GRADUATE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

The MICS CLASS OF 2017 included 2 National Merit Semifinalists and 2 Commended students. This class is comprised of 99 students. MICS has a 95+% graduation rate. Out of the 99 students that graduated in June 2017, 53% of graduates matriculated to a four-year college and 27% matriculated to a two-year college.

2017-2018 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

22 units of credit distributed as follows:
English
4 credits
Math 4 credits
Social Studies 4 credits
Science 3 credits
Health/PE 1 credit
CTE/Art/Foreign Language 2 credits
Other Electives 4 credits

GRADING SCALE


2012-June 2015 2015-2016 and beyond
93-100 A 4 90-100 A 4
85-92 B 3 80-89 B 3
77-84 C 2 70-79 C 2
70-76 D 1 60-69 D 1
0-69 F 0 0-59 F 0
 
Rank is based on the average final marks in all classes using weighted GPA. For students graduating in 2016-2017, Honors courses receive an additional quality point, and Advancement Placement courses receive two additional quality points.

2017-2018 CLASS ACT PROFILE (ALL STUDENTS)


  English Math Reading Science Comp.
MICS 17.6 19.7 19.6 19.4 19.1
State 17.4 18.9 18.9 18.8 18.6
 

2017-2018 CLASS SAT PROFILE (30 % of Students)


  ERW Math Comp.
MICS 548 558 1107
State 572 567 1139

SPORTS AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

MICS is a member of the NCHSAA and supports 20 HS athletic teams. MICS supports a variety of clubs and organizations including student government, NHS, FCA, SG, Civil Air Patrol, Leadership club, and produces 2 Musical Theatre shows per year.

MEMBERSHIP

Southern Association of College Admissions Counseling
National Association of College Admissions Counseling
NCAA Clearinghouse
National Honor Society Chapter
College Board

Colleges and Universities Offering Admission to the Class of 2017

99 seniors were the recipients of more than $6.2 million in scholarship offers