Thursday, February 25, 2021 - by Dr. Felysha Jenkins, Chattanooga State
Chattanooga State Community College announces that 13 students from the first cohort of Early College Academy at Kimball are on track to graduate this May with a high school diploma and an associate degree. A new cohort, open to rising ninth graders, is scheduled to begin fall 2021.
The Early College Academy at Kimball is a program offered in partnership with the Marion County Board of Education. This four-year cohort-based program begins during a student’s freshman year and combines a unique blend of college dual enrollment courses and high school coursework to ensure that students meet requirements for both the high school diploma and a University Parallel Associate of Arts degree.
Students take virtual college classes during their first two years of high school and then travel to the Chattanooga State Kimball site in the mornings of their junior and senior year to take college classes. These students will be able to transfer those credits to most Tennessee four-year universities.
If you have a rising ninth grader and would like to learn more about participation in the next cohort class of Early College Academy at Kimball, please join a virtual information session on Thursday, March 18, at 7 p.m. You may also visit chattanoogastate.edu/early-college or call 697-4498.
Log in to the March 18 Information Session on Zoom: https://bit.ly/3uztVCw
Meeting ID: 973 9047 5631
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