Maverick News

September 23, 2020

Jason's Deli Fundraiser - Sept. 24

5408 New Hope Commons Dr, Durham, NC 27707.

15% of sales come back to MCHS.

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C-STEP Application to UNC-CH - Deadline 10/1

If UNC Chapel Hill is your goal, C-STEP may help you get there. Students who are admitted through a competitive application process, maintain a 3.2 GPA, attend full time, and graduate on time are guaranteed admission to UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences. The next application deadline is October 1. Here’s a link to the application and more information.

Questions: Contact Lea Bingham

Pirate Promise (ECU) and Pathways to Excellence (UNC-W)

Durham Tech has two new guaranteed admissions pathways joining C-STEP (UNC Chapel Hill) and C3 (NC State): Pirate Promise (ECU) and Pathway to Excellence (UNCW). Both programs offer extra academic advising from the universities, invitations to participate in events on campus, and guaranteed admissions to students who attend full time and maintain a 2.5 or higher GPA with C’s or above in all classes.

Pirate Promise is a guaranteed admissions pathway to ECU. It is open to university transfer, College and Career Promise, Middle College High School, Early Childhood Education, Associate of Applied Science students in technical programs wishing to get a BS in Industrial Technology (see BSIT qualifying AAS degrees here), and RN to BSN students.

Pathway to Excellence is for Associate in Arts and Associate in Science students who wish to transfer to UNC Wilmington. Students can watch a tutorial on how to submit their Pathway to Excellence agreement here.

For more information on both of these programs, please contact Lea Bingham.

"Pro Hacker" Tech. Career Conversation - Oct. 2

Career Conversations - 10/2 at 2:30pm. This month the focus will be on a career in TECHNOLOGY. The presenter is employed by Cisco and is a "professional hacker."

Zoom link will be emailed the day before.

Work Keys Students - Please make sure you are scheduling your appointments with Ms. Hester.

Virtual College Tours

October 7th -- UNC - Chapel Hill at 12:30pm *Registration required, see link below*

October 23rd -- Salem College at 1:00pm

Zoom links will be emailed to students the day before each event.

PSAT Back On - Register by Oct. 30

The PSAT is now tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Middle College High School and is the qualifying test for entry to the 2021 National Merit Scholarship.

NOTE: Due to Covid-19 – we are working with PSAT, Durham Public Schools and Durham Tech Community College to finalize the logistics of giving this exam in-person.

We are trying to estimate interest only at this point. There are a limited number of slots available. If you are interested in taking the PSAT, please complete the Google Form below. YOU ONLY NEED TO APPLY ONCE! If you have already applied and wish to have your name removed, please contact Mrs. Tugman.

Questions: Please email Mrs. Tugman at

Photo Contest #2 - Deadline is TODAY

We're looking for pictures of:

- Mavs at Home. Show us your school set-up at home.

- Crazy Quarantine Outfits



2021 Yearbooks Are On Sale!

Get them now while they're only $35. The price goes up on 10/23.

Debate Team Returns to Competition This Weekend

Team members:

Leah Coffey (Captain)

Aiden James

Mariama Diouf

William Johnson

Valerie Zeigler

Danil Bogdanov De Carvalho

Our first tournament is Saturday 9/26, hosted by Pinecrest High School in Southern Pines. This is the first of nine tournaments in the 20-21 debate season.

MCHS 2018 Graduate Featured in New York Times

Read about how alumna Emma Salinas created a Discord server called Gen Z Mafia which is helping young technology enthusiasts.

Navigating Sakai

Take a look at these instructional videos if you need help on the site.

Celebrate Good Times, Come On!

Got some good news or a celebration to share with us? Let us know about your achievements or someone else's, in or out of the virtual classroom.

Mavs Across America

We're going on a road trip of sorts, all the way to California. Click below to log miles from your walks, runs or rides to collectively get us to the West Coast, by foot and bicycle. It's only 2,569 miles to Los Angeles. Parents, feel free to join in as we may need your help to get there :)

Counselor's Corner with Ms. Machak

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  • NC State Park Scholarship Information Session RSVP - TODAY @10am

Go Clubbing at MCHS! Join a Club.

Click below to download the complete list of MCHS clubs. There's also a list available under Quick Links on the school web site.

Recorded Learning Sessions

Durham Public Schools has updated its Notification of Directory Policy to include information regarding Live Recorded Learning Sessions. Please read this information carefully if you would like to Opt Out please fill out the form and email it to Mrs. Silva at or fill out the online form.

  • Notification Of Directory Policy And Opt Out Rights letter in ENGLISH & SPANISH.
  • Notification Of Directory Policy And Opt Out Rights online form