BELFAST — The 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, according to a news release.
“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, in the release. “The programs enable eligible students to earn college credits while in high school and enjoy significant cost savings by reducing future student loan debt. We are thrilled to offer a diverse portfolio of online and live courses to homeschooled students throughout the state and look forward to sharing early college programs with them at our open house event.”
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 after the new year.
For more information, contact Allison Small, 581.8004; firstname.lastname@example.org.