Truman Middle College- Alternative High School (16 to 21 years old)

Gershon BL Jackson

Principal (Truman Middle College)


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Our Mission

  • To PREPARE our scholars for the 21st Century Workplace by creating Post-Secondary Education, Employment and Vocational Training Opportunities while at Truman Middle College and beyond. 

 Our Vision 

  • We remain committed to EMPOWERING our scholars to succeed in the ever-changing global workplace by developing a mindset rooted in hard work and critical thinking. With core values like servant leadership, compassion, and civic responsibility, we will renew our program’s tradition of excellence by preparing our diverse scholars in the present, so that they can meet with success in the future.    ​                            

 Our Core Values

  • Servant Leadership
  • Compassion
  • Civic Responsibility


Students interested in enrolling in Truman Middle College need to apply online at List Truman Middle College (#530) as your number 1 choice school. Students must complete the application so that we can schedule an appointment to attend an information session during the next enrollment window.  


To meet graduation requirements, all incoming students must earn 18 total credits in the following areas: 4 English credits, 3 Math credits, 3 Science credits, 3 Social Science credits, 1 credit in PE/Health Education, 1 credit in Fine Arts/Foreign Language, 1 credit in Vocational/Career Education, 2 Elective Credits.      
Additionally, students must show growth in reading and math on their STAR assessment, take the SAT exam, complete service learning and complete LPS for graduation.  
Truman Middle College offers an opportunity for flexible schedules to students needing employment while completing their high school diploma. Students enrolled in the School-to-Work program can leave school as early as 11:48AM or as late as 2:11PM based on their work schedule to report to their job site.      
Students must provide the following information to be approved for this program:
1. Work schedule
2. Pay check stub
3. School-to-Work form completed by student and signed by supervisor

Truman Middle College is pleased to announce the expansion of our Early College Program, in partnership with Truman College. Students have access to a host of traditional college credit courses as well as dual credit and workforce development opportunities.TMC is most proud of our Career and Industry Certification Programs that are currently offered to students: Cosmetology and Barbering, Automotive Technology, CIS and Early Childhood Education. These early college opportunities are offered to our Scholars in preparation for success in the 21st century global workplace and beyond.
If there are any questions, please contact Early College Administrator, Dr. Joi Coleman - 

Faculty and Staff


  • Gershon BL. Jackson, Principal –,
  • Catrice Pierce, Assistant Principal –

Support Staff

  • Antwoine Brown, (Dean) Student & Family Advisor-
  • Darrell Kelly, Student & Family Advisor & COMPASS XX Counselor,
  • Christopher Connolly, Social worker –
  • Toni Allison, Case Manager-
  • Mark Paye, Resource Teacher-
  • Josue LaLuz, Academic Advisor, 21st Century Coordinator 

Office Staff  

  • Mary Luz Montanez, STLS & RSP Coordinator –
  • Dr. Joi Coleman, Director of Compliance & Early College Administrator –
  • Ana Colon, Office Manager (Enrollment) –
  • Vivian Diaz, Student Records Coordinator,

Instructional Staff  

  • Jason Gylling, Math Teacher-
  • Abdul Memon, Spanish & ECS Teacher-
  • Kathleen Roltsch, Science Teacher-      
  • Tamaria Crider, Social Science Teacher-
  • Dorie Hodges, Social Science Teacher-
  • Jeffrey Rice, Social Science Teacher-
  • Charles Jones, PT Instructor – YES Coordinator,
  • Monica Porter, Math Teacher,
  • Dr. Joanne Yonan, Science Teacher,
  • Johnathan Cohler, English Teacher,
  • Stephen Jordan, English Teacher,
  • Luke Tecson, English & EL Coordinator,