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Schools of Innovation

Mission

The mission of Schools of Innovation is to better prepare students for success in life and work by allowing districts flexibility in structure and implementation for requisite success.

Goals

Expand learning choices through innovation

  • Enhance learning for all students through innovative instruction
  • Implement rigorous standards
  • Reduce achievement gaps
  • Reduce student remediation post-graduation
  • Increase student engagement for all

 

Exemptions and Waivers

Districts of Innovation and Schools of Innovation can request exemptions from regulatory areas. Section 2 of the District of Innovation legislation allows for certain exemptions and waivers from standard requirements. This added flexibility offers easier implementation of innovative programs, provided the exemptions and waivers do not violate federal regulations and are approved by the State Board of Education. Note that state assessment requirements are not eligible for waivers. 

 

The list of standard waivers for ECHS can be found here.

Current Early College High School Programs
Golden Triangle ECHS 2015
Natchez ECHS 2016
River City ECHS 2016
Coahoma Agricultural ECHS 2018
Greenville ECHS 2018
Jackson Public Schools ECHS 2018

Current Middle College High School Programs
Kosciusko MCHSP
Harrison County Collegiate Academy MCHSP
George County Collegiate Academy MCHSP
Petal High School Bridge Program MCHSP
Hattiesburg High School MCHSP
Gulfport MCHSP

 

Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Seminar Curriculums for Early College High Schools

Dr. Lea Johnson

Innovative Programs

David Cress

Innovative Programs