Dear J.M. Alexander families,
J.M Alexander Middle School has a long-standing tradition of of excellence. Established in 1960, we have served the families of North Mecklenburg for more than 50 years. In 2017, we moved into a new facility. We are an IB magnet school with a neighborhood attendance boundary. We serve more than 900 students and families from Charlotte, Huntersville, Davidson and Cornelius.
At J.M. Alexander (JMA), scholars experience a balanced, rigorous curriculum with a focus on student-centered education, collaboration, the arts, world language and service. Our IB units of instruction emphasize inquiry, creative thinking and international perspectives. Our vision is to provide all students with a rigorous, relevant and world-class education. In August of 2018 we were named a nationally certified magnet school by Magnet Schools of America. This designation recognizes exemplary magnet schools that consistently demonstrate the organization’s standards of excellence.
Let me tell you a little about myself. I attended CMS schools and am a proud graduate of Garinger High School. January 2019 marked my 30th year as a CMS educator. I spent 18 years as a social studies classroom teacher. I have also served in multiple administrative roles, including dean of students, assistant principal and principal. I earned my bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a master’s degree in education from Columbia College and administrative certification from Winthrop University.
As principal of J.M. Alexander, I am committed to seeing every student succeed. That means having every student prepared for the next step on the educational journey. Our school has have a place for every student and we work to provide a safe and comfortable environment for everyone. In addition to our academics, we offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities, including middle school sports, Science Olympiad, Future City, chess club, cooking club, Battle of the Books, and the National Junior Honor Society.
I look forward to working with you and your student. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have issues or concerns by emailing me at email@example.com
or calling me at 980-343-3840.
Thank you for choosing Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and J. M. Alexander Middle School.
Sonya McInnis, principal