About Us

Brighter futures is business as usual at OTC’s Middle College. 

Students attend high school full-time on OTC’s campus while taking college courses. The innovative approach to traditional secondary education serves more than 140 students. Our location is on the Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield campus.

Many students who struggle within the limitations of traditional high school excel at the OTC Middle College. When given an opportunity to learn in a different learning environment, Middle College students find and exceed their potential while exploring hands-on learning first hand. Middle College is a premiere educational program designed for students whose unique life circumstances may find a non-traditional school more flexible to fit specific needs.

Students accepted into Middle College finish their junior and senior years of high school on OTC’s Springfield campus. Eligible students explore a variety of careers and technical fields, including early childhood, computer science, automotive technology, medical services, construction technology, auto collision repair, culinary arts, diesel technology, electronic media production, graphic design, industrial systems, machine tool technology, welding, and drafting and design. Students learn leadership, social skills and responsibility, all while gaining skills and college credits to make them more employable, whatever field they choose.

All Springfield Public Schools students are eligible to apply. Students from outlying area schools may request to be considered and should see their high school counselor for information.

Middle College is a scholarship-based program provided by local school districts and OTC. Selected students will receive free college tuition, textbooks and various services upon selection and enrollment through Middle College. 

Middle College Mission Statement

The mission of the Middle College at Ozarks Technical Community College is to provide a contemporary education model focusing on career and technical education and post-secondary integration for high school graduation and continued academic success.