Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School (LMACS) is now accepting applications for the fall semester, which begins Wednesday, Aug. 30.

LMACS serves Lowell-area youth, between the ages of 16 and 21, who have left school prior to graduation or are at risk of dropping out. Graduates of the program receive a high school diploma.

A Middlesex Community College partnership program, LMACS is an accredited high school with the mission of enabling students to achieve academic, social and career success. The school places a strong emphasis on college education as a goal for its students.

The LMACS curriculum is built around traditional instructional areas, supplemented by psycho-educational courses and groups, a school-to-work component, and daily advising. MCC courses are also offered through the college’s Dual Enrollment Program.

LMACS is a public school and does not charge tuition. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 to 11:20 a.m. Friday. The charter school is located in Lowell’s Pollard Exchange Building, 67 Middle St., across from MCC’s Health, Science & Technology Center. LMACS students have access to all Middlesex facilities, including science labs, mathematics and reading labs, library, computers, and cafeteria services.

For further information about how to earn a high school diploma, call LMACS at 978-656-3165.