MORE THAN TEXTBOOKS AND BLACKBOARDS

The MOT Charter Academies were developed to nurture those students who love to explore their world. Our rigorous Arts and Science & Technology programs encourage students to question, debate, challenge and learn from all aspects of learning methods. The classrooms, labs and studios on our campus include both open, engaging group areas, as well as places for smaller, more in depth discussions of student’s work and thoughts.

Since our inaugural year, MOT Charter High School has given students the opportunity to earn college credits through our regular curriculum courses.  Our partnerships with Wilmington University and Wesley College allow us to continue to expand the opportunities available to all grade levels.
Dual enrollment courses are taught in our school, by our certified faculty. Students and their families are encouraged to take advantage of the MOT Charter partnership as it provides a significant savings over the regular course cost (typically over $1,000 per course) at the university level; however students are never required to take these classes for college credits.
The approximate cost for earning college credits is as follows:
•  $200-$275 for each 3 credit course (see course offerings for more information)
•  Wilmington University Courses: $25 Registration fee each semester
•  Payments for courses can be made through the MOT Online Payment system or a check made to MOT Charter School

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. We provide in class textbooks for any of our course offerings. If a student prefers their own copy, they may purchase one on their own.
  2. Our course offerings are embedded in our existing courses and are taught by MOT Charter faculty. Although they are not separate classes, they may have separate criteria. We grade assignments and give final grades for both our high school standards (earning 1 credit towards a high school diploma) and for the college requirements (specific assessments/assignments) each university requires to show knowledge acquisition. Both Wilmington University and Wesley College's grading scale is similar, but not identical to MOT Charter High School’s scale. Final letter grades may differ from student report card and their college transcript. This information will be clearly communicated by the instructors throughout and at the end of each course
  3. Your child will be earning college credit which is transferable to other colleges, although there is no guarantee that the courses will count for another college’s specific programming. Courses that do not meet specific criteria for programming at another college will still count as elective credit.
  4. Students earning dual enrollment credit may also have the benefit of utilizing the tutoring and reading/writing support offered on-line and on-site through the university campuses.
  5. Students who took courses last year need only to complete the course registration form and send it in with payment. Prior year dual enrollment students are already considered as university students and have previously completed the other required forms.
  6. New students need to apply online to the university of their choosing, complete the appropriate FERPA form and MOT Charter Agreement form. Please send all forms in with your registration and payment.

About MOT Charter NHS

MOT Charter sponsors a chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS). Election to membership in the National Honor Society represents the highest honor and trust that can be bestowed upon a student in the junior and senior year of high school. The National Honor Society recognizes students for outstanding scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Membership in the society is indicative that the student has attained and is demonstrating and promoting all of these qualities, and is exerting an effort to improve their school and communities.

Obligations of Membership

In addition to maintaining the standards that earned a student their membership, as an NHS member students attend chapter meetings, perform service projects that benefit their school and communities, and fulfill any other responsibilities as required by MOT Charter’s NHS by-laws.
Any questions regarding National Honor Society can be directed to Mrs. Andrea Scali, School Counselor & NHS Adviser.

 

Eligibility Requirements

Every chapter bases their membership qualifications on the four pillars of National Honor Society: character , scholarship , leadership , and service. MOT Charter’s student eligibility requirements must include, at minimum
• be a member of the junior or senior class have been in attendance at the school for an equivalent of one semester (unless waived by majority vote of the faculty council and approved by the Principal)
• have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above (please note the GPA will not be rounded)
• exercise leadership in school and/or community activities
• active participation in volunteer or service hours demonstrate an excellent record of character in and out of school communities.

Selection Process

Meeting the minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) requirement of 3.5 is not the sole criteria. Demonstrated leadership, service, and character are necessary to be eligible for membership. At the end of each school year, students’ academic records shall be reviewed to identify eligible candidates; who are invited via mail by the end of June to apply for membership.