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LHS Early College and Dual Enrollment Information

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LaVergne High School's Early College at Motlow State offers students in the 11th grade the opportunity to earn college hours along with high school credits. Students who complete the program at the end of their senior year, will earn a high school diploma and an Associate Degree in General Studies from Motlow. Note that there will be interviews required and a minimum ACT composite score of 21.  
Once accepted by LHS, students will need to complete a Motlow application and Dual Enrollment Consent Forms.
For more information contact:
Hope Bakari
LHS Early College at Motlow State 
250 Wolverine Trail 
La Vergne, TN  37086 
615 220-7800 ext 5200

Dual Enrollment


Dual Enrollment courses are college-level courses that allow students to receive both high school and college credit. At LHS we have two types of dual enrollment: (1) regular dual enrollment classes at LHS and (2) the Early College program (read more below). 


Students must be in the 11th or 12th grade, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be eligible for the dual enrollment grant to participate in dual enrollment classes. 


LHS Early College at Motlow State


For more information on the LHS Early College, please read the general eligibility information and frequently asked questions on the application below. You may also watch the recorded Early College Presentation.




You may contact your school counselors or Ms. Bakari if you have additional questions.



This advanced program allows juniors and seniors at LaVergne High School to take classes solely on Motlow State Community College’s Smyrna campus. Students are taking only college classes and earning credits for an Associate Degree and High School Diploma concurrently. Students must meet all the deadlines for enrollment and fee payment. 


What is the LaVergne High School Dual Enrollment program? 

This program allows juniors and seniors at LHS to take classes on the LaVergne High School campus while earning both high school and college credits. In this program, students will take 2-3 college level courses each year. Students in this program are not required to take the ACT to be admitted into the classes. 


Who can participate in the LHS Early College & Dual Enrollment programs? 

All students must meet the dual enrollment requirements, which is a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. A 21 ACT composite score is recommended to join the Early College Program upon completion of the student’s sophomore year. Students must be eligible for the Dual Enrollment and/or Middle/Early College Scholarship. They must be legal residents of the United States and reside in Tennessee for at least one year to qualify for the Scholarship. 


I’m planning on applying for the Early College Program…. How do I sign up for the ACT? 

Any sophomore planning to apply for the Early College Program will need to sign up for the ACT in the spring of 2022. The ACT is $60 and will be offered twice in the spring at nearby locations. Sign up for the test at 



Test Date 

Regular Deadline 

Late Deadline (Additional $36) 

December 10, 2022

November 4, 2022

December 2, 2022

February 11, 2023

January 6, 2023

February 3, 2023 

April 15, 2023 

March 10, 2023 

April 7, 2023 


What are the Dual Enrollment and Middle/Early College Scholarships? 

These scholarships are designed to assist any student enrolling in the Early College Program or Dual Enrollment Classes. In partnership with Motlow State Community College, this scholarship allows students to take college classes for $50 per class per semester. Students are responsible for the remainder of the tuition. The cost for the Early College Program is approximately $250 per semester for junior and senior year which totals approximately $1,000. The cost of the Dual Enrollment program ranges $100-$150 per semester. 


Can I be dropped from either program? 

Students MUST maintain a 2.75 GPA in college classes to receive the Dual Enrollment Grant. A 3.0 college GPA is required for the Middle College Scholarship The collegiate GPA is separate from the high school GPA. If the collegiate GPA drops below 3.0, then the student will be dropped from the program. A grade of a C could result in loss of grant/scholarship and removal from the program.