School News & Announcements
The days are winding down, and the beginning of life after the Military Magnet Academy will essentially be here in less than a week. I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for allowing us to be a part of your learning experience, but more importantly your families for most of your middle school and high school years. Together, we have made it to the brink of a life's milestone, and I am excited to see what the future will bring for you rising stars. Here are some important reminders and updates specifically, for you;
a.) ALL Senior coursework must be completed by May 13, 2020. This includes quarter, semester, and dual-enrollment courses. The senior graduation items pick-up day will May 20, 2020. Please look for information from Coach Simmons with directives for this day.
b.) The leadership team will draft the initial recording of our 2020 virtual commencement program on next Friday. Our Valedictorian and Salutatorian announcements will be made following the submission and finalization of Senior grades, and their recording time will be sent to them.
c.) The senior committee will contact those students that are due a partial refund of their fees. If you have questions, please send them to Dr. Perrineau, Mr. Simmons, or SGT Doxie.
d.) There are still multiple unclaimed scholarships that students may qualify to receive. Please review the scholarship listings and apply for as many as possible. No amount is too small or too great.
e.) JROTC and MMA Uniform return will be conducted as a part of your final checkout. We are awaiting the date from CCSD district officials to allow you all to return to campus to complete this. When the date is published, you will need to make adjustments to your schedule to ensure that you are present. We will coordinate uniform submission, fees, and fines resolution, and Senior item pick-ups at one time, as we are still social distancing and minimizing the amount of contact among large groups on our CCSD campuses.
If you have any questions, or concerns regarding the next few days, please do not hesitate to contact me or a school faculty member. I do not want any of you to be left off of the spring graduation list. Let's finish this 12-year race with style and grace.
The Military Magnet Academy is a caring school where all cadets are challenged to learn every day. The Military Magnet Academy prepares students to become competent, disciplined, and responsible citizens by providing the necessary learning environment. The Military Magnet Academy is committed to student academics, extracurricular activities, and parent and community involvement. The academic program develops the whole person by providing a foundation for success in today’s world of high technology.
The mission of the Military Magnet Academy is to achieve academic excellence, to develop citizenship, and to promote self-discipline in a military environment.
Palmetto Award Winner
Since 2005, the Military Magnet Academy has consistently won the Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards for closing the achievement gaps and demonstrating the school's commitment to excellence and ensuring that every student meets the profile of the South Carolina graduate.
Did you know?
- MMA is a public school, not a residential or private school
- MMA is a leadership school, not a discipline school for troubled youth
- MMA promotes military values, but cadets do not have to join the military after graduation
- MMA offers high school credit in middle school and dual credit college classes in high school
- MMA cadets will be able to attend the new CAS, one of three regional career centers in the school district
- MMA cadets have the opportunity to earn the Military Seal of Distinction at graduation
- MMA 2019's On-time graduation rate was 95%
- MMA Overall Rating in the 2018-2019 SC School Report Card was "Good," which means that "the school performance exceeds the criteria to ensure all students meet the profile of the South Carolina graduate."
- At MMA, each middle school grade level is assigned a military tactical officer, who serves as the Leadership class instructor and mentor
- At MMA, the teacher-student ratio is 20:1
- At MMA, teachers, counselors, administrators and support staff go above and beyond the call of duty to serve students, parents, community members, and fellow staff members.
MMA Uniform Compliance Expectations
- Female Cadets: You are allowed to wear small studded earrings, clear polish or french manicured business style nails, the hairstyle should not be bulky, hang off of the collar and shoulders, be its natural color and fit into the MMA hat properly.
- Male Cadets: Are not allowed to wear earrings, matted hairstyles, twists, or dreadlocks, only one straight part in hair, and zero facial hair with exception of a neatly trimmed mustache.
- All cadets: Should wear black calf-high socks, blacks MMA shirts for cadet leaders, white MMA shirt for all other cadets, the official MMA red shorts, and the appropriate grade level hat, and sneakers. If you need a hat please be prepared to purchase one tomorrow morning.
- No hooded sweatshirts or jackets are allowed on campus.
- No earbuds, EarPods, or headphones are allowed to be worn on campus.