This resource will be updated with materials and programs that various schools have implemented across the Appalachian region.
Clay County - A "Step Up to Success" program was developed through collaboration with a local business roundtable. The roundtable created a list of what businesses are looking for in their employees. Different skills or qualities are highlighted at the high school. Awards are provided for students who exhibit these skills or qualities. " E-classes" have expanded dual enrollment opportunities. Clay County expanded their dual enrollment classes through partnerships with Volunteer State Community College and Tennessee Technological University. Students celebrate the amount of scholarship money received by tracking amounts as they are made known.
Cumberland Gap High School, Claiborne County - College 4-1-1 DVDs were made, with the help of Lincoln Memorial University, showing how to fill out FAFSA. These are provided to parents and students to use at home. Students participated in a Lottery Scholarship Day which was set aside for students to learn about submitting effective college applications and admissions essays, testing, college student life, careers, and financial aid. Sessions were facilitated by faculty, former students, community members, and financial aid experts from colleges. Students also attended a College Fair during one session.
Cosby High School, Cocke County - Juniors and Seniors created College for TN Accounts as part of increasing their financial literacy. Seniors participated in "College Application Week" as preparation for submitting college applications.
Fentress County - The "Plant the Seed" program was created to begin the discussion of post-secondary education at the preschool level. "Plant the Seed" billboards are displayed at each of the schools and throughout the county.
Hancock County - Mailing newsletters to parents increased interest and attendance significantly at the "Parent ACT Information" meeting.
Morgan County - Students prepare for the ACT by participating in a distance learning e-course for ACT prep at the Career and Technology Center.
Ohio Appalachian Center for Higher Education
Georgia Appalachian Center for Higher Education
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