Austin Peay State University will welcome 170 CMCSS students to campus during the upcoming fall semester as the teens participate in dual enrollment through the STEM Academy at Kenwood High and Middle College High School.
As a result of a $40,000 grant awarded to the programs by the Tennessee College Access and Success Network, students will attend college classes along with their high school course load at no extra cost because of the funds provided that will cover courses, as well as textbooks or materials needed in class that are not covered by the HOPE lottery scholarship.
CMCSS will honor these students with an Opening Convocation Thursday August 22, starting at 1 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Morgan University Center at APSU. Schools Director Dr. B.J. Worthington and APSU President Tim Hall will both be speaking, while state Rep. Joe Pitts, who serves on the State House Education Committee, will be in attendance with members of the grant committee.
“The Tennessee College Access and Success Network is providing meaningful and wise investments to promote educational success across the spectrum of student groups in our state. This latest round of funding reflects a commitment by our state to ensure our policy of more college graduates is a real and reasoned strategy,” said Pitts.
The grant which also benefits the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Academy at Kenwood High School, contributes to TCASN’s mission to establish a college-going culture in all Tennessee communities.
For more information, contact Elise Shelton, CMCSS Chief Communications Officer at 931-920-7921.