Vance Middle School, founded in 1959, provides educational and extracurricular opportunities to students from grades six to eight. The curriculum includes math, science, English, foreign language, social studies, reading and language. The school offers special programs such as remediation opportunities before, during and after school, clubs, intramural and interscholastic athletics, peer mediation program, high school credit for algebra and foreign language classes, weekly science labs, two computer labs and mobile labs, student government and advanced language art classes. Vance is a recipient of two technology grants and has been designated a technology mentor school. It is located in Bristol, Tenn.