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 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.
Candidates for Middle College are rising juniors in the Anderson County or Roane County School Systems who are identified by their high school guidance counselors and administration based on scores from the PLAN 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: Anderson County:
Composite Score: 24 3.0 Core GPA
Math sub-score: 21 Math sub-score: 21
English sub-score: 18 English sub-score: 18
Reading sub-score: 19 Reading sub-score: 19
If you have not received information from Roane State and are interested in participating in Middle College, please contact David Lane, Middle College Director for more information.
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.
During the first year, students will take the same general education courses - courses all college students must take - in English, science, math and additional subjects. During their second year, students may take different classes based on their major. Students in the same major will take the same classes. An advisor and an academic coach will be assigned to work with the group of Middle College students.
David R. Lane
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Middle College Coordinator
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