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About the Middle College
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The Blue Water Middle College is a charter school that partners with most county high schools to offer free college credit through classes at St. Clair County Community College.

Earn FREE college credit
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Students who complete the three-year middle college program can earn a two-year college degree, up to two years' worth of credits that will transfer to a four-year university, and their high school diploma, all at no cost to them of their family.

Explore different classes for free
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Middle College students can pick and choose any classes they want. That's different from dual enrollment, which limits the classes students can take. 

One-on-one support
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Middle College students can receive free tutoring and talk with a Middle College advisor at any time.

How the Blue Water Middle College differs from high school
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The job of the middle college is to help students complete college, not just enroll in it. Students learn to succeed in college by taking actual college courses while they are still in high school. 

Participate in extracurricular activities
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The great thing about college is that schedules can be flexible. The Middle College enrolls many students who play in their marching band, participate in sports, and do all the other high school activities they choose.

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