Last Thursday, we had the honor of recognizing our CMA high school juniors who have completed their PSCC orientation and will be our first group of scholars to attend college classes at the PSCC Strawberry Plains campus. Pellissippi State Community College hosted the event at the College Center on the Hardin Valley campus. Dr. Wise (PSCC President), Dr. North (Dean of PSCC, Strawberry Plains), and Leanne Hawn (Executive Principal, CMA) all shared words of wisdom and encouragement to a crowd of CMA scholars, parents, faculty, and staff.
Forty-eight of our juniors have met the requisite benchmarks to “go upstairs,” that’s 58.5% of the class of 2018! Additionally, these juniors earned an average of 19.5 on the ACT during their sophomore year! Cumulatively, the classes of 2018 and 2019 (139 students) have so far earned 240 college credits or 720 college credit hours!
Read the article in the Knoxville News Sentinel here.
Read the article in the Shopper News here on page 9.
Since Knox County Schools has been back in session, forty-eight of our juniors have been attending orientation at Pellissippi State Community College in preparation for their dual enrollment courses which begin on August 23rd. Needless to say, we are extremely proud of their achievements, not only because they are our first class of students or because they are the first of their kind in the state of Tennessee, but also because these students decided as eighth graders that they wanted to attend a “Diploma +” school that would challenge them in ways they never dreamed. During their freshman and sophomore years, these students earned six college credits through dual credit courses. Additionally, they have all scored the requisite benchmark scores on the Compass and/or ACT which is required of their respective pathways. These juniors have risen to every challenge we have put before them, and we can only imagine what they will achieve as they embark on their college careers!
Pellissippi State Community College, Strawberry Plains