Chattanooga State Provides Early College Academy

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Chattanooga State and Marion County are working together to bring post-secondary opportunities to high school students.

Today, the superintendent of Marion County schools and Chattanooga State’s President signed the Memorandum of Understanding between the two systems. The document outlines the responsibilities and duties of each party.

Early College Academy at Kimball allows students to get a start on their college careers while they’re still in high school.

“We already have a number of dual enrollment classes in place among the three high schools here serving about 90 students but today formalizes things and helps us build the foundation to expand this program,” said Marion County Schools Superintendent Mark Griffith, “This partnership is exciting. It aligns with the drive to 55, the governor initiative and we’re excited to fall in place.”

According to school officials, the earned college credits transfer to most four-year universities.

*Photo from Chattanooga State Community College

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