Interested parents and students are invited to attend the Middle College High School preview night on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Albright Ominplex building located on the main campus of Chattanooga State Community College.
Middle College High School, which is a collaboration between the Hamilton County Department of Education and Chattanooga State, gives students the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and college credit towards an associates degree at the same time. Chattanooga State instructors teach the majority of classes.
MCHS acts as a bridge between high school and college for students who are mature enough to handle the freedom of a college environment. Students benefit from the Middle College High School experience, since it appeals to those who are dissatisfied with the typical high school environment and desire to explore learning in a different, more mature atmosphere. MCHS is up to the task because students are both intellectually and academically challenged, officials said.
Senior Sam Rogers, a National Merit Scholarship finalist, is living proof that MCHS excels in academic achievement. According to Sam, “My time in my old high school crawled by, and it drove me insane. I never wanted to go. Coming to Middle College saved my education. College classes gave me the challenge I didn’t know I wanted, a challenge that made school worth doing again. I will graduate a year early with a better GPA and an Associate’s Degree, and I couldn’t have done it without MCHS and the wonderful people who make it possible.”
In additional, MCHS is the only high school in the area with a 10 out of 10 rating on greatschools.com, a website where parents can rate a school’s performance or investigate a school’s rating.
MCHS accepts rising sophomores, juniors and seniors who have an ACT score greater than or equal to 19. Their high school principal, a teacher, or a counselor must recommend applicants. Dual enrollment grants are available for 11th and 12th grade students. These grants are not need based.
More details regarding admission requirements and the application process for MCHS will be discussed during the information session. Call 697-4492 or logon www.chattanoogastate.edu/middle_college for further details.