UMaine invites homeschoolers to open house, info session Dec. 11

Looks to connect home-schooled students with early college opportunities
Dec 02, 2018

Belfast — University of Maine Hutchinson Center will hold an open house for homeschoolers Tuesday, Dec. 11, in two sessions at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to accommodate homeschoolers’ schedules.

Homeschoolers will learn about the university’s early college programs, which allow qualified high school students to earn credit for college courses. UMaine supports educational goals of high school students by offering over 70 credit courses, tuition-free.

“Homeschooled students can greatly benefit academically and financially by enrolling in early college courses at the University of Maine,” said Allison Small, UMaine early college programs coordinator. “The programs enable eligible students to earn college credits while in high school and enjoy significant cost savings by reducing future student loan debt."

UMaine offers a diverse portfolio of online and live courses to homeschooled students. Through a partnership between the Maine Department of Education and the University of Maine System, tuition will be waived for all qualified high school students to cover full tuition for up to 12 college credits per year. Priority is given to junior and senior students.

A second open house for homeschoolers is planned for the spring. Details will be available in the New Year.

For more information, contact Small at 581-8004 or allison.small@maine.edu.

 

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