Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to take part in a Middle College Experience, a collaboration between Robertson County Schools and Austin Peay State University. At the February meeting, the Robertson County Board of Education approved a Memorandum of Understanding with Austin Peay to provide students with this unique opportunity.
The Middle College Experience will afford students the opportunity to attend classes at an off campus site taught by Austin Peay State University professors. Incorporating both face to face and online course offerings, students can earn both high school and college-level credit. For those rising juniors who so choose, they will be afforded the opportunity to complete a plan that will allow them to graduate high school with an Associates degree from Austin Peay, an accredited university. The first class of students that will be able to graduate with an Associate’s degree through the Middle College Experience will be the class of 2019, but this will not prevent rising seniors from taking advantage of the opportunity.
Currently, juniors and seniors may take dual enrollment classes in person or online at their school of zone. This opportunity will still be available to students who meet the entrance requirements for the college or university. Students taking part in the Middle College Experience will attend classes with students from all five high schools and then return to their school for the final portion of the day. This will allow these students continued participation in extracurricular activities such as band, chorus, and athletics. Transportation will be provided for these students from their school to the off campus location and return them to their schools around lunchtime.
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