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Dear Levine Middle College High School families,

Levine Middle College High School is a Comprehensive Innovative High School located on the Levine campus of Central Piedmont Community College. Levine opened in 2014 as the second middle-college high school in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, serving students in grades 11, 12 and 13.  Students participate in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools lottery for admission and must meet academic entrance requirements.  Students at Levine Middle College High School will complete their high school graduation requirements while taking Central Piedmont Community College courses towards an associate degree or career/industry certification. All Central Piedmont Community College courses, books and fees are free for our students. The mission of Levine Middle College High School is "to maximize academic achievement for every students in a high school and college environment."

Levine Middle College High School students consistently exceed local, state and national average scores on the ACT, Advanced Placement exams and SAT. An average of 50 students per year earn an associate degree through Central Piedmont Community College.

Let me tell you a little about myself. I am a product of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and a proud graduate of Independence High School. I received a bachelor's degree in health/physical education from Appalachian State University, a master's degree in physical education from Winthrop University and principal certification through the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  I have been in education for 39 years, 23 of those as a principal. I served as a teacher, coach and athletic director for 12 years at Carmel Junior High School.  I served as an assistant principal for four years at South Charlotte and Carmel middle schools.  I served as principal at Smith Academy of International Languages, J. M. Alexander Middle School, North Mecklenburg High School and Cato Middle College High School before becoming principal of Levine Middle College High School where I have served for five years.  My wife (also a proud graduate of Independence High School) and I have been married for almost 38 years and we have three children.

As a principal, I believe that all students can succeed. I am committed to ensuring that all of the students who choose Levine graduate ready to take the next step because they’ve already chosen a path. I look forward to working with you and your student. Thank you for choosing Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and Levine Middle College High School.

Joey Burch, principal

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