The Military Magnet Academy (MMA) operates with the purpose of creating opportunities that give cadet scholars options in post-secondary careers which lead to college and career success. Staff is dedicated to making sure cadet scholars have the skill set that meets the standards and expectations established in the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate.
The mission of MMA is to achieve academic excellence, develop citizenship, and promote self-discipline in a military environment that challenges and positively impacts cadet scholars daily. The collaboration and partnership with not only cadet scholars but also with parents and community stakeholders provide a foundation for success in today’s world of advanced technology; it further supports the continued vision of creating leaders in the 21st century.
At MMA, remediation and enrichment interventions are provided through computer-assisted instruction including Common Literature, DBQ On-Line, Read180, Achieve3000, NoRedInk, IXL, and ALEKS in order to address areas of growth in mathematics, English, science, and social studies. Additionally, funding and resources have been secured to implement a full learning regression recovery during the 2022 - 2023 academic year to lessen the adverse impacts from the instability of the past two academic calendar years due to the impacts of COVID-19 and school platform transitions.
As a school, the focus is on promoting and developing 21st century world-class skills, fostering a nurturing and safe environment for children, using data to inform instruction, and consistently implementing instructional strategies to increase student achievement. As a result of implementing these strategies, there has been a steady increase in the number of scholars entering high school to meet the expected performance level on South Carolina’s end-of-course assessments in Algebra, English, Biology, and United States History.
MMA cadet scholars have been afforded opportunities that include shared work experiences with local businesses and organizations, increased participation, as well as completer recognition and certifications in career and technology education work paths. A successful collaboration with Trident Technical College provides cadets with dual high school and college credits in English, mathematics, social sciences and world languages. Additionally, we have increased the number of Advanced Placement credit courses to soon include both AP US History, AP Human Geography and AP World History.
The Military Magnet Academy Staff has completed multiple hours of professional development and learning focused on developing appropriate relationships with scholars, the use of 21st century instructional practices for differentiating instruction, and implementing technology in both a traditional and virtual learning environment. As an organization, we believe the school, family, and community must share in the educational responsibility of our cadets, and we humbly thank stakeholders for support of future South Carolina graduates and world leaders!
Dr. Robert L. Perrineau, Jr., Principal
Ms. Regina Duggins, SIC Chairperson