We emphasize problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration, and real-world application in every lesson we teach.
Our innovative use of technology in the classroom, coupled with our emphasis on a culture of caring, high achievement scores and one of the highest graduation rates in the state, make us a model school throughout North Carolina.
NATIONAL RECOGNITION: We have been featured in several national news stories, including The Wall Street Journal, The Discovery Channel, PBS News Hours with Jim Lehrer and Fox News. President Barack Obama visited our district in June 2013, affirming our school and district motto:
"So that's the spirit that's reflected in the motto of your school district -- 'every child, every day.' It's that fundamental belief that no matter who you are, no matter what you look like, no matter where you come from, every child can learn. Every child can succeed. Every child, every day, deserves that chance. We've got an obligation to give every young person that chance."
In our classrooms, you can expect to find students working in groups to create authentic products. Students share their learning with classrooms across the world via Skype, blogs and wikis as they explore what it means to be a global citizen. Our students learn to debate and discuss issues, to critically analyze texts and to develop real-world skills such as web design. Our classrooms are filled with the sounds of engaged students and teachers who encourage and facilitate learning.
Mooresville High School offers many elective options for students including Fine Arts, World Languages, Bible, Yearbook, JROTC, and Public Speaking. Students are encouraged to participate in classes that pique an interest, and there are a variety of other elective options in our CTE curriculum.
Career & Technical Education
In addition to our regular academic classes, we offer a variety of Career and Technical Education classes. Mooresville High School houses an exemplary career and technical education program for grades nine through twelve. With students competing each year in competitions, student internships, and apprenticeships with local businesses, the CTE program exemplifies the MGSD motto of Every Child, Every Day! The Mooresville High School CTE program strives to prepare students for college and career readiness, as well as provide learning options that are appealing for students who might otherwise be at risk of leaving high school. Offering CTE pathways has the potential to engage many more students and increase high school graduation rates and postsecondary success.
Our curriculum focuses on 21st century skills that prepare students for career and college. Career Clusters are broad groupings of occupations/career specialities, organized by common knowledge and skills required for career success. There are 16 Career Clusters and 79 Pathways (subgroupings of occupations/career specialities). These clusters and pathways are used as an organizing tool for curriculum design, school guidance, and as a framework for seamless transition to career and college. The Career Cluster approach makes it easier for students to understand the relevance of their required courses and helps them select their elective courses more wisely.
Meshing Initiatives With
Alternative Youth Education
MIWAYE is a non-traditional educational program designed to meet the needs of students grades 7-12 who are experiencing difficulties in the traditional school setting as a result of academic, behavioral, or adjustment issues. MIWAYE provides innovative, flexible, individualized instruction and a holistic, hands-on approach to learning that addresses a variety of learning styles and skill levels.
Several key components to the program include:
Providing for a smaller teacher to student ratio which allows for better needs assessments, a more personalized education and an array of self paced curricula.
Collaboration with families to identify and establish healthy alternatives to problem behaviors and facilities, and a transition back to the referring environment, when applicable.
- Assisting students in developing a positive self-concept and respectful relationships with others. Personal responsibility, accountability, and sound decision-making are reinforced.