The Marietta Performance Learning Center (PLC), is a small, non-traditional Marietta High School program geared towards students who are not succeeding in the traditional school setting and for those who are desirous of a smaller, blended computer-based learning environment. The Marietta PLC maintains a business like environment and emphasizes personal support. The program includes an intense academic component anchored by an online instructional system and project-based learning.
Now in its 10th year, the Marietta PLC servers as a partnership between Marietta City Schools and Communities in Schools, Inc. Initially, PLCs were funded through the help of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, private foundations and businesses. PLCs serve as one of many dropout prevention strategies created by Communities in Schools, the oldest non-profit organization dedicated to keeping students in school.
There are 19 such PLCs in GA. Most recently, PLCs have become a national initiative with sites in PA, NC, NJ, WA, DE and VA, to name a few. Performance Learning Centers work to focus students not just on graduation, but life and education beyond high school. Preparation of college and a career are the standards for PLCs. PLC students are encouraged to start actively planning their future and take the steps necessary to make their plans a reality.
Summarily, the Marietta Performance Learning Center servers as support for Marietta High School. Although located on a separate campus at 353 Lemon Street, the MPLC and MHS are all one big Blue Devil Family. The program's goal is to assist in getting students graduated on time while providing services to assist with next steps i.e. college, military or workforce. To achieve this objective, the PLC has two compenents. A Full Day Program and an After School Program are available. Students and those recommending students may determine which component best suits their needs by the number of current credits, age and years in school.
Marietta PLC students are MHS students. While most aspects remain the same, there lie differences in the location of their classes, their immediate supervision and instruction, behavioral and attendance expectations as well as approaches to learning.
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