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For years, Roane State has offered dual studies courses, which allow high school students to earn some college credit while in high school.

Middle College goes a step farther by allowing students to earn a college degree while in high school.

Through Middle College, selected sophomores in the Anderson County, Campbell County and Roane County School Systems can graduate from high school with a diploma and a Roane State associate degree. The program offers students an opportunity to complete 60 hours (four semesters) of college credit, more courses than most students can typically take through dual studies alone.

After earning an associate degree in high school, students who attend a university could start as juniors and finish their bachelor’s degree just two years after high school.

Middle College is a wonderful opportunity for motivated students to start college early and get a head start on their degrees, all while preserving their high school experience.


How are students selected?

Candidates for Middle College are rising juniors in the Anderson County, Campbell County or Roane County School Systems who are identified by their high school guidance counselors and administration based on scores from the Pre-ACT test. These students must have also completed Algebra II before their junior year in high school.

Qualification for the Middle College program may vary by school systems.

Roane County

Overall GPA of 3.25

Composite Score: 24
Math sub-score: 21
English sub-score: 18
Reading sub-score: 19

Anderson County and
Campbell County

3.0 Core GPA  
Math sub-score: 21
English sub-score: 18
Reading sub-score: 19

Students who do not have the benchmark scores may take the ACT Residual at Roane State. Students must apply to Roane State and receive a student ID number (R number) to register for the ACT Residual.

Can students still participate in high school activities?

Yes. Middle College classes will primarily be scheduled in the morning, allowing students to return to their high schools in the afternoons for activities such as sports, yearbook and band.



If you are interested in participating in Middle College, please contact David Lane, Middle College Director for more information.

David R. Lane
Click above for email address
(865) 882-4538
Middle College Director

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