MxCC Hosts High School Partnership Summit

Nov 5, 2013 – Middlesex Community College will host its second Math and English High School Partnership Summit on November 8 to continue the alignment of curriculum with local high schools.

Math and English teachers from Gateway Community College, Haddam-Killingworth High School, Maloney High School, Middletown Adult Education, Middletown High School, Meriden Adult Education, Norwalk Community College, Rocky Hill High School, Portland High School, Sheehan High School, Platt High School, Tunxis Community College, Vinal Techicnical High School, and Westbrook High School will gather in Chapman Hall to discuss common Common Core State Standards and Public Act 12-40 initiatives.

“This November marks MxCC’s second annual Math and English high school-college summit,” said Dr. Donna Bontatibus, professor of English at MxCC. “The goal is to gather math and English high school and college faculty to share and update each other on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and PA 12-40, an act concerning college readiness and completion. The ultimate outcome is strong curriculum alignment between area high schools and MxCC.”

Founded in 1966, Middlesex Community College ( is part of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. In all it does, Middlesex Community College strives to be the college of its community. By providing high quality, affordable, and accessible education to a diverse population, the college enhances the strengths of individuals through degree, certificate, and lifelong learning programs that lead to university transfer, employment, and an enriched awareness of our shared responsibilities as global citizens. MxCC, recently named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, offers more than 50 degree or certificate programs at the main 38-acre campus in Middletown, the downtown Meriden Center, and online.