What is MITA?
Microsoft IT Academy, or MITA, is an offering of Microsoft that, through a relationship with NC schools, offers two courses in Microsoft Office 10 statewide. The courses are listed as A and B, with A teaching Word, PowerPoint and Publisher and B teaching Excel and Access. Through a relationship with Certiport, schools can offer certification testing for Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access along with the courses. We believe that this is a wonderful benefit to our students because they will have expertise in the most current Microsoft Office software suite to use throughout their high school education and certifications to add to their resume and/or college applications, helping them stand out from other applicants.
You may hear that other high schools in Gaston County offer these two courses solely to Juniors and Seniors. These courses require a level of maturity above the average high school freshmen, as they were actually written for college students and adults. However, the skills offered in these courses are necessary throughout Highland curriculi and so are required early. We find that our freshmen generally have a high level of maturity and believe that they, with our help and your support, will do well.