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More than 35 students finish Motlow prior to graduation thanks to Dual Enrollment

Moore County High School’s Chloe Brant graduated from Motlow State prior to receiving her high school diploma. She was the only student from MCHS to do it and one of around 35 in the state, according to college officials. (Photo Provided)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Motlow College announced this week that more than 35 high school students graduated with Associates Degrees from Motlow State before receiving their high school diploma.

High school students across middle Tennessee graduate with associate degrees from Motlow State Community College each year. This year, 29 LaVergne High School graduates completed their degrees from Motlow prior to graduating from high school. Some are headed to the military, one to Tuskegee University, two to the University of Alabama, and several staying in Tennessee to pursue bachelor’s degrees from MTSU, UTC, TTU, Lipscomb, and more. Additionally, three students graduated from Oakland High School with Associate of Applied Science degrees in Mechatronics. Four Tullahoma High School students, three Dekalb High School students, and one Moore County High School student, Chloe Brant, completed their Motlow associate degrees before graduating high school this year thanks to dual enrollment.

Brant not only graduated but finished Magna Cum Laude.

“Dual enrollment is a fantastic opportunity for high school students. It provides a way to take a class and earn both high school and college credit simultaneously. Dual Enrollment allows students to explore topics outside of typical high school offerings and affords them the chance to accumulate college credit at an incredibly discounted rate,” explained Edie Brasher, Dual Enrollment High School Programs Coordinator at Motlow.

Dual enrollment is essentially college level courses completed while in high school. Through the dual enrollment program, Motlow specializes in making sure students get a tremendous early college experience. Juniors and seniors in high school can take college-level courses at their high school or a nearby Motlow campus.

“Parents and students can count on our department; whether a student takes one online class or is on campus full-time earning their associate degree. We work diligently to ensure we’re maintaining academic rigor while supporting our students through high school completion and Motlow graduation,” said Brasher.

Additionally, dual enrollment courses are covered by the Dual Enrollment Grant and the Middle College Scholarship, so many students complete their associate degrees debt free. For high school students seeking college credit without earning a degree, students are allowed five free classes from the state through the Grant.

For more information about Motlow’s Dual Enrollment Program, click here. •

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