Middle College

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Middle College at Eastern Kentucky University is an expensive program but we are not “at risk” nor are we an “experiment”.

The students who attend Middle College are not and were not “at risk”. One, our curriculum is much harder than the traditional high school students. In the traditional high school students receive three hundred minutes, give or take, of in class learning time per class each week. At Middle College we only receive one hundred and fifty minute of class time per class each week. We are expected to learn a lot of our high school material on our own time. We take AP (advanced placement), regular, and a college course. We work ten times harder than your traditional student to learn the things that we are required to learn, we are not spoon fed the material like traditional high school students, we are treated like college students in a college environment.

Yes, Middle College does cost quite a bit of money, but it cost a bit for good intentions and aspirations. No, we don’t have results proving that yet because it’s the first year and it’s only the first month of the first year. The teenagers that chose to attend Middle College chose to attend because they wanted more for themselves than the traditional high school offered. We wanted to be challenged and we wanted to be in an environment where class time isn’t taken away by silly things such as disciplinary actions. It makes no sense to me that people already know that the money has already been spent yet they still degrade the program. You can’t get that money back! That’s the reality of the situation! Instead of watching and hoping that we fail why don’t people start encouraging us to do the best we can instead of throwing away their money. You, the people of Kentucky are paying for us to succeed not fail, the sooner they realize that the better.

Just because this is the first time Middle College has been done in Kentucky does not make it an “experiment”. Middle College has been...
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