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MITA Leadership Students Create Library

Three freshmen students in Tyler Grinberg's leadership class have made moves to start a library here at MIT Academy! The story about this project has been featured both at the Vallejo Times Herald and on CBS's local station, KPIX. Check them out below!

 

Vallejo Times Herald: LINK

KPIX:

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2013-14 Annual Parent Satisfaction Survey - RESULTS

Please see below for the Parent Satisfaction Survey results for 2013.

2013-14 Annual Parent Satisfaction Survey Results

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KPIX Interview with Director Matt Smith

Director Matt Smith was recently interviewed by CBS's local station, KPIX!

Check out the article here:

CBS San Francisco

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MIT Academy Thanks Vallejo!

MIT thanks the Vallejo community for the outpouring of support at the January 20th Martin Luther King "Day of Service" at MIT Academy. Led by Elizabeth Hoffmann of Rebuilding Together Solano County, over 150 volunteers came together to scrape, paint, patch, dig, fill, and repair the MIT multi-purpose room and adjoining landscape, upgrading it to a condition not seen before. It was a genuine community "barn-raising," and the MIT community is deeply grateful for the community's effort.
 
Mare Island Technology Academy is a public charter school and is among the highest performing secondary schools in Solano County. Established in 1999, MIT Academy has traditionally faced the same facilities challenges as do nearly all charter schools in California -- having to rent, lease, or buy property and facilities to conduct operations. MIT has responded to this challenge by buying a series of decommissioned buildings from Travis and Moffett fields (for $1 each!), which over the intervening years have been steadily upgraded with new ramps, roofs, HVAC, and state-of-the-art technology. But nonetheless they are showing their age and need a lot of TLC, and nowhere was this more evident than our multi-purpose room, which is used by our 800 students several times per day. Hence the efforts of the community and the Rebuilding Together Solano County "brigade" were exactly what our facility needed! The benefits of this effort will be felt by our students immediately, and for many years to come. 
 
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MIT Academy Receives Grant for New Classes

Check out this article about a $150,000 grant awarded to us from the California Academic Partnership Program. This grant will help us to integrate Common Core Standards with college entrance requirements and get some college faculty teaching college courses on our campus!

(Source: Vallejo Times Herald - LINK)

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MIT Technology Day a Big Hit!

MIT Academy’s inaugural "Technology Day" on Saturday October 12th was a big hit, drawing hundreds of community visitors and culminating with an inspiring keynote address from Peralta College Chancellor Calvin Matlock, who conducted a drawing for a new Kindle Fire HDx.

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