An Innovative Partnership

Muncie elementary students listening to their teacher

About the Partnership

Members of the Muncie and Ball State communities share an unwavering commitment to Muncie children, and they are collaborating in unprecedented ways to inspire and empower the next generation.

In July 2018, Ball State University and Muncie Community Schools embarked on a historic partnership to transform the district into a national model for innovative, holistic education.

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Academic Innovation Plan

Our Joint MCS-Ball State Academic Innovation Council has been working to develop an Academic Innovation Plan to guide the future of Muncie Community Schools.

The plan, which aligns with the MCS Strategic Plan, details how the district will collaborate with Ball State and community partners to implement an innovative, community-based model that supports and educates students from cradle to career.

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"It will take all of us to create a learning environment where our children can excel, not just academically but in all aspects of their physical and emotional well-being. There is much work to be done, but the level of engagement I have witnessed so far gives me confidence that MCS is ready to be a model of excellence locally, regionally, and nationally."

Susana Rivera-Mills
head of the Academic Innovation Council and provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Ball State

Enroll in MCS

Across its nine schools, MCS promotes independent thinking and diversity, motivating students to pursue their interests while developing a sense of individual purpose. Whether your student is entering high school or elementary school, you can be confident knowing they’re supported by a network of educators committed to their success.

Get Involved

Invest your time and talent in Muncie Community Schools. Ball State faculty are invited to propose academic projects, programs, and research within the district. Students and employees are invited to volunteer (on university time, with supervisor approval) to support the district.

Connect with Us

Have questions, feedback or an idea you’d like to discuss? Feel free to email us!

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