For Immediate Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. August 11, 2014 – Nashville State Community College and Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) have reached an agreement that will provide supplemental dual enrollment funding for students attending the high school located on Nashville State’s White Bridge road campus. The contract will allow students who have exhausted lottery funding earmarked for dual enrollment to continue receiving college credit at Nashville State.
Dr. George Van Allen, President of Nashville State, initiated the program after learning that Middle College High School students seeking to take additional college level courses, were unable to do so due to funding issues. According to Dr. Van Allen, “It is important that these students have the opportunity of continue their pursuit of college credits at Middle College. Currently, lottery funding stipulates a certain number of credit hours a student may accumulate while in high school that lottery proceeds will fund. Nashville State has agreed to provide access that will allow these students to continue accumulating additional hours free of charge.”
The agreement was welcome news for Roderick Manuel, principal at Middle College. “Many of our students were faced with difficult choices due to limited available financial resources,” Manual said. “Some of the choices involved returning to their zoned high school due to funding issues. This agreement will provide the necessary money that will allow our students to excel in college level courses, thus accumulating a significant number of college credits while still in high school. We appreciate the commitment of the college and President Van Allen to our program and the students we serve.”
MNPS Middle College High School at Nashville State Community College serves 10th through 12th grade students who want to earn college credit hours while attending high school. Embedded within the NSCC host campus, Middle College offers dual enrollment–the opportunity to earn part or all of an Associate’s Degree while also earning their high school diploma. To find out more about Middle College High School, please contact Roderick Manuel at 615-353-3742.
|Nashville State Community College is a two-year institution, serving Davidson, Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, and Stewart Counties, and the Upper Cumberland region. Our mission is to provide comprehensive educational programs and partnerships, exemplary services, an accessible, progressive learning environment, and responsible leadership to improve the quality of life for the community it serves. Nashville State Community College is a TBR institution and complies with nondiscrimination laws: TItle VI, Title IX-Section 504 and the ADA. For more information, please visit www.nscc.edu.|
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Nashville State Community College
120 White Bridge Road
Nashville, TN 37209