The Hattiesburg Public School District recently launched its Middle College Program.
Eleven Hattiesburg High School students are targeted to graduate with an Associates of Arts Degree from Pearl River Community College and a high school diploma in May 2020 as part of the Middle College Program.
Hattiesburg High is the only school in this area that offers a Middle College Program.
The students are dually enrolled and have the potential to earn 62 credit hours from PRCC (15 hours per semester). There are currently 11 students in the initial cohort, who began the program as sophomores during the current academic year. To qualify, students must score at least a 17 on the English section and 19 on the mathematics section of the ACT standardized test. Course enrollment includes College Algebra, English Composition I, Sociology, U.S. History and College Study Skills, an orientation course. Participating students split a school day between PRCC and HHS, with transportation provided by HPSD.