The Dawson County Middle College Program provides the opportunity for students who have fallen behind in traditional school to accelerate their credit recovery and graduate on time.
The middle college program incorporates a caring philosophy and approach that combines strong personal relationships between staff and students with an intense focus on academic achievement.
The Middle College Program utilizes the services of the graduation coach to assist students with their post-secondary goals and a school counselor to help with non-academic issues that may affect their ability to learn.
The Middle College Program's business-like environment challenges students to complete assignments at an accelerated pace using a combination of textbook and online computer based instruction. Middle College has a low teacher-pupil ratio and students may receive one-on-one assistance when needed.
Students attending the Middle College Program develop a personal life plan, demonstrate basic academic competencies before advancing, have the opportunity to earn credits at an accelerated pace, and benefit from technical training, project based learning, and work-based apprenticeships.
MIDDLE COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS
- Recommended by Base School (RTI)
- Must be 16-20 years old and have earned a minimum of 12 high school credits
- Must score a minimum of 8 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
MIDDLE COLLEGE FAST FACTS
- Student / teacher ratio is 15-1.
- Classes are held Monday through Thursday.
- Dual enrollment opportunities with Lanier Tech. One required class per year. Student must provide their own transportation to Lanier Tech classes.
- Open campus for lunch and Lanier Tech classes or students may eat at school.
- Must maintain adequate progress to continue in the program.
- Professional Learning Environment
- Online Curriculum
- Project Based Service Learning
- Internships / Job Shadowing
- Dual Enrollment with Lanier Tech
- Life Skills
- Leadership Program