Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School (LMACS) is now accepting applications for the fall semester, which begins on Aug. 31.

LMACS serves Lowell-area youth, between the ages of 16 and 21, who have left school before graduation or are at risk of dropping out. Graduates of the program receive a high- school diploma.

A Middlesex Community College partnership program, LMACS is an accredited high school with the mission of enabling students to achieve academic, social and career success. The school places a strong emphasis on college education as a goal for its students.

The LMACS curriculum is built around traditional instructional areas, supplemented by psycho-educational courses and groups, a school-to-work component, and daily advising. MCC courses are also offered through the college’s Dual Enrollment Program. LMACS hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Classes meet Monday through Friday.

LMACS is located in Lowell’s Pollard Exchange Building, 67 Middle St., across from MCC’s Health, Science & Technology Center. Students have access to all Middlesex facilities, including science labs, mathematics and reading labs, library, computers, and cafeteria services.

To find out how you can earn a high-school diploma, call LMACS at 978-656-3165.

Middlesex Community College will host two upcoming information sessions for prospective students. A Lowell campus info session will be held Wednesday, Aug. 25, at 6 p.m. in MCC’s Federal Building Courtroom, 50 Kearney Square. A Bedford campus info session will be held Thursday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m. in the Campus Center’s Student Lounge, 591 Springs Road.

Learn about MCC’s more than 75 degree and certificate programs, Weekend College, online options and financial aid. Middlesex also offers many student services, such as academic counseling, tutoring, career counseling, disability support, special programs and more.

Hear about the many transfer options with four-year colleges and universities. Learn how to get funding for your education, meet faculty and staff, take a tour of the campus, and apply to the college.

For reservations or more information, call 1-800-818-3434 or visit us online at

Earn the degree you need at a time that works for you at Middlesex Community College’s Weekend College. Classes meet on Saturdays in a 15-week or an accelerated eight-week format.

MCC’s fall-semester will run Sept. 11 to Dec. 18. Two Saturday accelerated sessions will be offered: Aug. 21 to Oct. 16 and Oct. 23 to Dec. 11. Credit for prior learning, training, work or life experience may be granted. Additionally, up to 45 transfer credits may be awarded to students with previous college experience.

Weekend College offers special Accelerated Business and Early Childhood Education degree programs. By combining weekend and online classes, students can earn an associate degree in business or early childhood education in just 24 months.

Weekend College courses give students additional opportunities to take required prerequisites for admission to selective programs of study, such as MCC’s popular health careers programs. Weekend College is offered primarily on MCC’s Bedford campus, with additional courses available on the Lowell campus. Saturday advising is available as well as financial aid for qualified students.

For information or registration, call 1-800-818-3434, visit our website: or e-mail

Having a hard time fitting college into your busy schedule? Middlesex Community College offers flexible options that fit a variety of learning styles and lifestyles. In addition to traditional, campus-based courses, Middlesex makes it easy to enroll in online, hybrid and self-paced courses, as well as learning communities. MCC’s fall semester begins Sept. 8. Register now for best course selection.

Online courses enable instructors and students to interact online with a course-management system and e-mail. MCC offers five degree programs that can be completed entirely online, and nine programs with 80 percent or more of course requirements available online.

Hybrid courses combine face-to-face classroom experience with online instruction. These courses are a good option for students who are hesitant about taking an entirely online course, or who may also want the traditional classroom experience.

Self-paced courses enable students to select convenient class hours from many available course-meeting times, and allow them to learn at their own pace, accelerating or taking extra time, as needed. Students work with an instructor who specializes in the subject.

Learning communities consist of two highly interactive courses with the same students and the same instructors. By enrolling in one learning community, students earn six credits, and can study a topic or theme in depth.

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MCC’s fall semester Schedule is available online at For registration information, call 1-800-818-3434.

Learn how to write technical documents and effectively communicate technical information by earning a certificate in writing technical information from Middlesex Community College.

This innovative, 125-hour certificate program is a career- enhancement opportunity for individuals with well-developed writing skills, a bachelor’s degree and at least three years of work experience.

Classes run from 5:45 to 9:45 p.m. on Thursdays and one Saturday each semester on the Bedford campus. The first semester runs from Sept. 30 until Jan. 20. The cost is $1,499 for each course, and courses are not eligible for waivers and vouchers. For information, contact Sheila Morin at 978-656-3416 or visit