Dual-enrollment program launches at Las Positas

Middle College will offer classes to students in Pleasanton, Livermore and Dublin districts

A dual-enrollment program has been launched by Las Positas College and Tri-Valley ROP to help students earn college credits and learn about college life while completing high school.

The newly initiated Middle College program at Las Positas College in Livermore kicked off Aug. 12 and will run through the end of the school year until May 27, said Kathleen Frazer, Tri-Valley Regional Occupational Program (ROP) administrative program director.

"This program allows high school students the opportunity to experience college and take ownership of their learning journey," Frazer said. "This non-traditional educational opportunity allows students to explore career pathways while still obtaining both college and high school credit."

The dual-enrollment program collaborates with local school districts so high school students could earn up to 11 college units while receiving their high school degree, she said. Students do not attend classes at their high schools while enrolled in the program.

The program is meant for students who are looking for an alternative high school experience for a variety of reasons, Frazer said. Since the program collaborates with public school districts in Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore, students in those districts are able to attend the program for free.

The Middle College program is a collaboration between the Tri-Valley ROP, Livermore Joint Unified School District, Pleasanton Unified School District, Dublin Unified School District and Las Positas College.

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