Hollis F. Price Middle College High School is an Early College, located on the historic campus of The LeMoyne-Owen College. It was established in 2004 as a collaborative agreement between Memphis City Schools (now Shelby County Schools) and The LeMoyne-Owen College. It is designed under the Bill & Melinda Gates Early College High School Initiative where students can earn both a high school diploma and two years of college credit toward a bachelor’s degree. Hollis F. Price Middle College also has the distinction and recognition of being the first Early College located on a historically black college or university campus. Hollis F. Price Middle College is for students who may be underrepresented in a traditional setting, but have the academic potential and are willing to accept the challenges of a rigorous high school and college curriculum. Students will have full academic schedules consisting of high school and college courses. It is a “school of opportunities” for students who would like to take advantage of a dual enrollment program in a small nurturing academic environment. Financial and other barriers to college are removed. Students will be enrolled for four years so that they will successfully earn both the high school diploma and up to at least two years of college credit (attending summer college classes is included in this program) at the completion of the 12th grade. All students will complete courses from LeMoyne-Owen College's general core curriculum within this four year period.