Students at Middle College High School are already earning college credits and attending school on a college campus. This year they'll be getting even more of the full college experience, starting school on August 13 and following the Nashville State Community College Academic Calendar.
"In addition to extending summer break," Principal Roderick Manuel says, "following the Nashville State Community College calendar will allow our students to have a more complete college experience and will give our students real breaks during the academic year."
Middle College students had huge college successes last year, with many earning associate degrees and general education certificates.
Read the full letter from Principal Manuel:
|Dear Middle College Families:
I am writing with good news! As part of our efforts to create a college-going culture at Middle College, we will follow the Nashville State Community College calendar beginning with the 2012-13 school year. This means summer vacation is extended until Monday, August 13, 2012 for Middle College students.
In addition to extending summer break, following the Nashville State Community College calendar will allow our students to have a more complete college experience and will give our students real breaks during the academic year. Without this change, differences between the Metro Schools calendar and the Nashville State calendar would make it difficult for students to take full advantage of breaks during the semester.
Following the academic calendar of the associated college is a best practice used in many Middle Colleges and other dual enrollment programs across the nation. I have enclosed a copy of the Middle College High School instructional calendar for your reference. I am pleased about this change to our Middle College experience and regret that I was not able to let you know sooner. In any case, I look forward to seeing you back on campus Monday, August 13 for another successful academic year.
It is our goal to have everyone fully registered and ready to begin class on Monday, August 13, 2012. Monday, August 6 - 9, 2010 are teacher in-service days; students do not report. If you have not completed all the forms and immunizations required for enrollment in school, please do so immediately. A list of these requirements will be in the first day packet that students will receive on the first day of school. Our school counselor, Miss Chandler, will be available beginning Wednesday, July 11, 2012. Our office hours are 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
I ask that you remember MNPS buses will not be available to transport your child to Middle College High School. You may also access this information online at www.mnps.org under Our Schools/Buses and Transportation. Other information regarding the opening of school is also available on the district website. Please plan to arrive early on August 13, 2012 if you are transporting your child. Traffic is usually more congested the first day and parking is limited on the campus of Nashville State Community College.
Please carefully read all of the enclosed information to help you and your child have a successful year. Pay attention to the Middle College High School dress code before purchasing your child’s school clothes. The dress code policy will be enforced on the first day of school. If you have any questions, please call the school office at 615-353-3742. We look forward to seeing all of our students on August 13, 2012 for a wonderful opening of school.
Roderick Manuel, Principal