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1 Middle College Program By Rico Salliewhite

2 Introduction Thank you! To MCSD Board of trustees for committing your support to the Middle College Program; To the administration and staff for supporting the program and the efforts of the students; To the parents for entrusting us with your children; and To the students for your continued efforts. Currently, there are 29 students enrolled in the Middle College Program: 13 Juniors and 16 Seniors. These students are the “face” of McCormick High School. This program is a stepping stone for McCormick students wanting to pursue higher education.

3 Middle College Coach Roles Establishing high expectations for our students, the Middle College Coach serves as an: Advocate Counselor Life Coach Liaison

4 McCormick Dual Enrollment Students The 29 students in this year’s program are still adjusting to the changes associated with a new Middle College Coach. Thus far, the year has been a positive learning experience. We have decided to make text message/phone calls our primary source of communication. The Piedmont Technical College professors and the McCormick High School teachers have been teaming up to provide tutoring opportunities for the Middle College Students. The Piedmont Technical College Staff have been cooperative and eager to assist our students.

5 College Savings Middle College Students will exit high school having already earned college credits; some will enter the post-secondary institution-of-choice as first semester juniors. Entering as a junior the estimated saving are significant: Lander Tuition = 72,000 ( Four year including room and board ) Estimated Average Savings = 36,000 USC - Aiken Tuition = 72,000 Estimated Average Savings =38,000 USC – Columbia Tuition = 90,624 Estimated Average Savings =45,000 SC State Tuition = 77,048 Estimated Average Savings = 38,000 Clemson Tuition = 90,624 Estimated Average Savings = 45,000 Furman Tuition = 216,000 Estimated Average Savings = 108,000

6 College Applications Completed Lander University Coastal Carolina USC- Columbia Winthrop Clemson USC-Upstate Furman USC-Aiken

7 Acceptance Letter Having met the early application deadlines established by many colleges and universities, Middle College Students are anxiously waiting the arrival of their acceptance letters. 84 college applications have been completed. We are looking forward to building on the successes of the past.

8 What does Middle College mean to the students? “Middle College has been a life changing experience for me.” - Chelsea Johnson “The Middle College Program is a way for me to gain valuable college experience for free and earn college credit hours toward my four year university.” - Devin Chiles

9 Thank You !!!! Rico Salliewhite Contact : (864) Q&A


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