Merrol Hyde Magnet


 MHMS is a college preparatory school with ambitious goals for our students.  One of those goals is for each graduate to enter college with at least 6 hours of college credit.  Those credits will be earned through at least 1 AP course and 1 additional post-secondary option (AP or dual enrollment).

Advanced Placement (AP)

AP courses are considered college-level and move at a quicker pace than other high school courses.  It is important for students and parents to be aware of the high academic expectations for AP coursework in terms of the time commitment and maturity required of the student.  Emphasis is placed on independent study and research.  Creativity and higher order reasoning are important to success in these courses.  Successful students are self-motivated, persistent, and self-disciplined.

Students enrolled in AP courses are expected to take the designated AP Exam in May.  Colleges define their own parameter for accepting AP coursework for college credit.  All AP courses require teacher recommendation.

Below is a list of current AP opportunities:

AP English Language (11th)*


AP Government

AP Statistics

AP Spanish*

AP English Literature (12th)*

AP US History*

AP Human Geography

AP Biology*

AP Physics

AP Cal AB*

AP European History*

AP Chemistry

AP Environmental Science

AP Music Theory

*yearlong courses


Dual Enrollment (DE)

DE courses are available to high school juniors and seniors who meet ACT/SAT test and GPA requirements of eligible post-secondary institutions.  DE allows students to earn high school credit and college credit upon successful completion of the course(s).  College credits earned may count towards a college degree.  Most classes meet during the regular school day on our high school campus and are taught by adjunct instructors.  The Dual Enrollment Grant provides financial assistance (see below).

Below is a list of current DE opportunities:




Volunteer State

Eng 1010/1020

Eng 2045




Welch College

Intro to Bio Science*

Intro Health Occ*



Prin. Game Design

Prin. Animation


*Can only be taken senior year

The Dual Enrollment Grant (DEG) is awarded to HOPE eligible students who are enrolled in college courses at eligible post-secondary institutions. 

Eligible students may receive up to THREE dual enrollment grants per semester.


Course 1

Course 2

Course 3

Course 4*

Grant Award     





*students taking courses 5-10 will be eligible for a $300 grant per course which will be subjected to a one-time HOPE reduction

To remain eligible for grant money, students must maintain a “C” average or higher in DE courses.

The DEG is linked to the institution selected upon completing the DEG application.  Students taking courses at more than one institution in a semester may need to complete a consortium agreement to transfer their grant money.  However, doing so could invalidate the GAP Scholarship at Vol State which covers the out-of-pocket costs for Course 3 and 4.  Please see Mrs. Falise for guidance.

Shared Vision

Merrol Hyde Magnet School is committed to excellence in K-12 education by utilizing the Paideia philosophy of educating the whole child - body, mind, and spirit - while encouraging and nurturing a life long love of learning.

Merrol Hyde Magnet is an academic magnet school with an emphasis in foreign language.  Rigor and challenge at an accelerated pace are expected and embedded in our curriculum.