Home-schooling families invited to Pellissippi State open house

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Home-schoolers and their parents are invited to the Home School Open House at Pellissippi State Community College March 15.

At the event, Pellissippi State staff members will address the specific needs and questions posed by home-schooling families. Participants can meet with faculty and learn about academic options available at the college, and representatives from Admissions and Financial Aid will be on hand to answer questions.

One lucky senior will be the recipient of a $250 scholarship drawing. The scholarship is provided by the Pellissippi State Foundation.

In addition, students and parents have an opportunity to find out about the Dual Enrollment program, which gives high school juniors and seniors the chance to earn high school credit and college credit at the same time. Students may be eligible for a dual enrollment grant that allows them to take a college course for as little as $10 plus the cost of a textbook.

“Each year we have about 60-70 home-schooled students who are participating in classes through the Dual Enrollment program,” said Leigh Anne Touzeau, assistant vice president of Enrollment Services at Pellissippi State.

The free event takes place 6-7:30 p.m. in the Goins Building College Center and Auditorium at the Pellissippi Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road.

Reservations should be made by March 8 by calling (865) 539-7189 or emailing clfray@pstcc.edu.

To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Human Resources and Affirmative Action at (865) 694-6607 or humanresources@pstcc.edu.