On Monday, Mooresville Graded School District Superintendent Dr. Jason Gardner traveled to Raleigh to give a presentation to an N.C. House select committee on the district’s MIWAYE program.
From left are, Melanie Allen, principal of the MIWAYE Program; Dr. Jason Gardner, Mooresville Graded School District superintendent; Jakariah Miller, a former MIWAYE student; N.C. Rep. John Torbett; Tim Anselmo, a teacher in the MIWAYE program; and Dr. Michael Royal, the district’s assistant superintendent of secondary instruction. Photo by Mooresville Tribune.
MIWAYE, an acronym for Meshing Initiatives With Alternative Youth Education, was established in 1996 as a response to the increasing number of students identified as at-risk for not graduating from high school. The district was invited to present by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction due to the successful outcomes consistently realized by the program.