Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the enrollment process?
This is a very quick process. It could all happen within a matter of hours if schedules permit.
1. Contact the school to set up an interview and tour.
2. The student and parents will meet with the principal to discuss expectations and school procedures and take a tour of the school.
3. The principal will go over the enrollment packet with parents and student.
4. The enrollment packet is turned in.
5. When starting date is agreed upon, the student may begin attending school.
Is there a fee for enrollment?
There is no fee for the application and no fee for tuition.
What grades do you serve?
We serve grades 6 – 8.
Is there transportation? How long does it take to secure a bus stop and route?
Transportation is free and provided within a 20 mile radius as long as there are enough students in the area for a bus to be sent. Securing a bus route usually takes 1-2 weeks, but may take up to six weeks.
What is the curriculum like?
All curriculum is based on the Ohio Common Core Standards. Curriculum is developed and adjusted by the teachers based on the needs of the students. We focus on the four core subjects of math, science, social studies, and language arts. They are co-taught (2 teachers per classroom) in 120-minute block periods.
What are the hours of the school day?
Our school day is from 7:30am – 2:30pm.
Do you offer after school programs?
We currently have sports programs for boys basketball and girls volleyball. Track and flag football are possibilities for the spring. We do not offer an official after school program on campus but have partnerships with many organizations in the area that offer after school programming. We currently work with the King Arts Complex which offers busing from NMM to the King Arts Complex for after school workshops, tutoring, and a variety of other learning opportunities.
Is a uniform required?
We do not have uniforms at NMM. Our dress code has been designed to allow individual expression within logical guidelines. The dress code prohibits hats, offensive or revealing clothing, and sagging pants.
What other experiences do you offer students who attend NMM?
At NMM we work hard to provide a variety of opportunities for our students that go beyond or enhance standard curriculum. We have partnerships with COSI, Columbus Museum of Art, The Dick and Jane Project, the Arts and College Preparatory Academy, Americorps, and various other institutions that provide workshops in art, music, service learning, community outreach, and many other areas for our students.
Patience at the speed of light
"Patience is the companion of wisdom" - Saint Augustine
I recently re-read a great book by Tony Wagner, titled The Global Achievement Gap. There is a reference to a study about the impatience of many Net Generation students when it comes to learning. Our students are growing up in a world where a google search gives you hundreds of thousands of resources in less than one second. The internet has taken instant gratification to the learning process.