The event afforded 9th and 10th grade students a chance to experience post-secondary educational opportunities in a meaningful way. The post-secondary institutions ranged from specialized schools such as The Art Institute of Tennessee and Daymar College in Clarksville to more traditional schools such as Cumberland University and American Baptist College.
Chief academic officer, Dr. Tara Watson said, “Two years ago the Cheatham County School District decided to provide all freshman and sophomores with the opportunity to visit a post-secondary institution, so they would be aware of the possibilities awaiting them after high school. With the inception of Tennessee Promise, all students can continue their education after graduating, and we feel strongly that it is our responsibility to expose them to all available avenues. Over the past two years, this would not have been possible without Pam Day, Executive Assistant, Cal Blacker and our transportation department, as well as our High School administrators and faculty.”
In addition, students were able to visit Lincoln College, Argosy, TCAT-Clarksville, David Lipscomb, Welch College, TCAT-Dickson, and even Nashville School of Law.