Last fall, a veteran teacher at East High School came to Rob Mueller-Owens for help. In his twenty-five years of teaching, this instructor had never had such a hard time with classroom management.
Lunch just ended and La Follette High School junior Eric Hotchkiss is leaving campus for the day. He’s not headed home or to hang out with friends; this 16-year-old is going to college. Hotchkiss is a culinary arts student at Middle College, a dual-credit career pathway program for high school juniors with hopes of advancing their education in one of three industries: healthcare, manufacturing or culinary arts. Madison Metropolitan School District partners with the Workforce Development Board to deliver Middle College, a program to re-engage students in school through dual credit and internship opportunities.