The Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School (LMACS) is a public high school that targets at-risk adolescents who have officially dropped out of high school or who are seriously at risk of doing so. Upon graduation, each student will have a high school diploma, clearly demonstrated set of academic skills and a clear awareness of the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens.
To be eligible for admission, applicants must be between the ages of 16 & 21 and a Massachusetts resident. LMACS accepts students three times a year: August, November and March. Students wishing to enroll at LMACS need to complete an application and submit a complete school transcript. Students are admitted to LMACS on a first-come, first-served basis.
“The year (my daughter) spent at LMACS was the turning point in her young life. You believed in her and treated her like an adult. Thank you for allowing her a second chance at life.”
"We have so much gratitude for all that you have taught our son...you made him feel worthy of himself."
Friday, December 16, 2016: Due to the inclement weather, school is CLOSED.
Looking to earn your high school diploma?
Are you out of school, between 16 and 21 and looking to earn your diploma? It's not too late to enroll! Fill out an application or email LMACS to get started.
LMACS in the News! Success stories abound at Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School By Grant Welker, Lowell Sun November 20, 2016
LOWELL -- Areli Santiago Campos dropped out of high school her junior year when she became pregnant.
Daryn Man was out of school for three years.
Hayleigh McLaughlin was discouraged by large class sizes and felt like school just wasn't for her.
All have found their second chance at Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School.
Campos, now a 20-year-old mother of two young children, wants to be a social worker. Man expects to graduate next June and is about to start an internship at an automotive business. McLaughlin wants to study psychology and become a counselor.
Overshadowed by a controversial ballot question that sought to expand charter schools statewide, schools like Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School hold special importance for a set of students who may have felt lost in more traditional school environments
Exciting Upcoming Events!
Health and Wellness Day, November 16 at 9:30am: Thanks to the Circle Health Grant, LMACS has partnered with Skill of Strength and Lowell General Hospital to provide all LMACS students with the opportunity to take part in the Health and Wellness Day. Students will either attend a session on Safety and Self-Defense or they will take a field trip to the SOS gym to learn the benefits of strength training on the teenage body.
The Yellow Dress, December 1 at 9am: The Yellow Dress is a dramatic one-woman play based on the stories of young women who were victims of dating violence. Speaking in an intimate and honest monologue, Anna describes her relationship that started out as young love full of passion and promise that ultimately ends in tragedy. This carefully constructed play allows the audience to learn about the cycle of dating violence. The audience watches as Anna describes the different types of abuse that she experienced, the effects that abuse has on the victims of dating violence, and how difficult it is to leave an abusive relationship. (The Yellow Dress was written by Deborah Lake Fortson and originally produced by Sydney Patten) LMACS Parents and Designated Adults are welcome to join us for these important and impactful presentations. Please inform the school in advance if you plan to attend.
LMACS Awarded Charter; Celebrates 20 Years
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education awarded LMACS its Charter renewal on May 4, 2015. This year marks the 20th year that LMACS has been providing high-quality education to students from the Greater Lowell area.
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