60 for 60: In 2005, Middle College High School opened on Main Campus

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The first class of students at Middle College High School, 2005-2006 school year.
In celebration of Durham Technical Community College’s 60th anniversary, the College is publishing 60 for 60 – a storytelling campaign that highlights the people, places, and events that have progressed and shaped the College’s six decades of impact. To view more 60 for 60 stories, visit www.durhamtech.edu/60for60.

Middle College High School opened its doors on Durham Tech's Main Campus in Fall 2005. The new high school was a collaborative effort among Durham Public Schools, Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools and Orange County Schools.

The school was designed to allow students to work toward a high school diploma while earning academic credits toward an associate degree from Durham Tech, or to transfer to a four-year university. 

Dr. Charles W. Nolan II was the first principal at Middle College High School.

"Being part of a brand new school, and having the opportunity to help set the course for such an innovative undertaking, is a school administrator's dream," Nolan said.