For Kassidy Mathis, graduating from high school and community college at the same time reinforces that she is a self-motivated student.
Mathis will receive her associate in arts college transfer degree from Southwestern Community College May 10, just days before she receives her high school diploma from Smoky Mountain High School. As a dual-enrolled student, Mathis has taken tuition-free college-credit courses in cooperation with SCC.
“I’ve saved time and money,” said Mathis of Sylva. “Plus, it’s been a wonderful opportunity for me to learn to manage my time better.”