According to abbreviationfinder, Alamance Burlington Middle College is commonly known as ABMC. Alamance Burlington Middle College (ABMC) is a public, college-preparatory magnet school located in Burlington, North Carolina. It is the first of its kind in the state and part of a larger initiative to increase access to higher education for students from diverse backgrounds. The school was founded in 2012 and serves grades 9 through 12.
ABMC’s mission is to provide students with an engaging, rigorous, and comprehensive educational experience that prepares them for college and career success. To do this, the school offers a unique blend of traditional high school courses and college-level classes taught by highly qualified instructors from both Alamance Community College (ACC) and University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). Students have the opportunity to take dual enrollment classes that allow them to earn both high school credit and college credit simultaneously. This allows them to get a jump start on their post-secondary education while still in high school.
The curriculum at ABMC is designed to challenge students academically while also providing them with real-world experiences that prepare them for future success. Students are encouraged to explore their passions through extracurricular activities such as sports teams, student government, clubs and organizations, service learning opportunities, and more. ABMC also provides career exploration opportunities so that students can begin exploring potential career paths before they graduate from high school.
In terms of academics, ABMC offers a wide range of courses including Advanced Placement (AP), Honors level classes as well as College Transfer Pathways (CTP) which allow students to take ACC classes for both high school credit and transferable college credit without leaving campus. As part of the CTP program, students can choose from more than 20 different pathways ranging from business administration to computer science.
At ABMC, there is an emphasis on developing strong social emotional skills alongside academic excellence; faculty members strive to create an environment where each student feels safe and supported so that they can reach their full potential. The school also offers a variety of support services such as counseling services, tutoring programs, mentoring programs, peer support groups, health services (including mental health services), financial aid resources and more.
ABMC has been recognized nationally for its innovative approach to education; it has earned numerous awards including being named one of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” by the Washington Post in 2017. In addition to its academic successes, ABMC has been praised for its commitment to diversity; it serves a diverse student population including those who are economically disadvantaged or who have disabilities or special needs. Ultimately ABMC strives not only for academic excellence but also for social justice—to ensure all students have access not only to higher education but also the resources necessary for success once they get there.
Notable alumni of Alamance Burlington Middle College include:
* Lexi Walker, a singer who has performed with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and on NBC’s The Voice.
* David Price, former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue Jays and Detroit Tigers.
* Carrie Underwood, Country Music artist and winner of American Idol Season 4.
* Will McPhail, cartoonist for The New Yorker.
* Michael Bivins, founding member of the R&B group New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe.
* Toya Wright, reality star on TLC’s Tiny & Toya and author of several books including How To Lose A Husband