LARGO, Md. (AP) — Students in Prince George’s County will soon get a chance to attend high school and college at the same time.

Prince George’s Community College has announced that it’s opening the Academy of Health Sciences — the first middle college high school in Maryland. A middle college is a high school on a college campus that offers both diplomas and college credit.

The students will begin attending classes this summer. The school will begin with 100 ninth-graders and add a class around that size each year.

PGCC president Charlene Dukes says students will graduate with high school diplomas and some will earn associate degrees.

All Prince George’s County public school students are eligible to apply.

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  1. Cathi says:

    Harford Co has been allowing kids to attend comm college to earn credits during their senior year for sometime. My girls had met their high school requirements in their junior year so they attended Harford CC instead of high school their senior year obtaining 1 yr of college credits when they attended their high school graduation with their class mates in 1993 & 1995. Is it really necessary to house a high school on a college campus at an expense, I would think, when kid’s that qualify could simply attend the college?

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