By Bob Fowler, Roane State staff writer
A group of bright high achievers from Anderson County will be wearing commencement’s traditional caps and gowns twice this spring.
Members of the first graduating class of Middle College students from Anderson County will receive associate degrees from Roane State Community College on May 6.
Then, they’ll be graduating from their respective high schools later that month.
Middle College is a two-year Roane State program where area high school sophomores with qualifying grades and test scores are invited as juniors to attend college in the mornings and return to their high schools in the afternoon.
Middle College gives participants a huge leg up in terms of college credits, and they’ll start the rest of their collegiate careers with two years of higher education classes under their belts. [Read more…]