SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (KMTR) -- Hamlin Middle School sixth graders are getting ready for college. A pilot program at the school is designed to get students on the right track now, so they're prepared at graduation.
Students who follow the Middle College path will have one year or more of college credit when they finish high school. As tuition continues to rise, this jump start can make a shorter path to a career and ease the financial burden on parents.
The program works as a partnership between parents, students, teachers and mentors. The district is looking for caring adults to meet with students periodically throughout the school year and help them achieve their goals. Training is provided and it only requires a few hours of volunteer time over the school year. More information at http://www.sps.lane.edu/