Enrollment Open For Polytech Academy At Chattanooga State

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
The Hamilton County Department of Education announces enrollment is open for incoming high school juniors at the Polytech Academy at Chattanooga State.

Polytech Academy at Chattanooga State is a blend of high school, dual credit, and dual enrollment courses designed to give students a jump-start on their career paths.

Students enrolled at Polytech Academy will earn more than 40 credit-hours toward a degree while completing their high school diploma, meet business and industry leaders, and get hands-on training with Chattanooga State’s labs and equipment.

Plus, Polytech Academy students remain paired with their home high schools so they can participate in the school’s activities and events.

HCDE Interim Superintendent Dr. Kirk Kelly said he is thrilled to offer this to Hamilton County students. “Polytech Academy is an amazing opportunity for our students, because it really is a 21st Century Kirkman. Students at Polytech will work with the latest state-of-the-art equipment that is constantly updated as industry standards change.”

Polytech Academy at Chattanooga State offers students four career paths: building science, mechatronics, chemical engineering technology, and computer programming.

HCDE Career and Technical Education Director David Cowan has been working to make Polytech Academy a reality. “It is an ideal path for both career and college-bound students. In addition to learning the skills employers need and want, Polytech offers students study time with tutoring. It offers all of the advantages of a private-school education without the expensive tuition.”

Polytech Academy at Chattanooga State will offer two Open House events this month. Tour the facility and speak with the educators on Tuesday, June 20 or Thursday, June 29 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The Academy is located on the west side of Chattanooga State’s campus, near STEM School Chattanooga.

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