Southwestern Community College is offering a new High School Equivalency Boot Camp where participants can complete their high school credential in only one month.

“The Boot Camp is a new educational model here at SCC,” said Kay Wolf, College and Career Readiness Director. “Our goal is to interest those former students who had to drop out because ‘life happened’ and they were unable to complete their high school equivalency. Many students get jobs instead before completing, but this usually isn’t the job of their dreams. With the support of our whole department, we are confident we will see lives changed.”

The High School Equivalency Boot Camp will run Monday-Friday, from May 28 to June 26, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Sylva and Franklin.

Upon passing all five tests, participants will have a graduation ceremony, held on July 11.

“This Boot Camp is an accelerated plan with a set begin and end date for achieving high school equivalency,” said Melanie Price, College and Career Readiness Coordinator. “Our goal is to find students who are willing to dedicate themselves for one life-changing month to get this done. We are excited to dedicate our time and resources to help them walk across that graduation stage.”

Participants are required to have a government issued photo ID and sign a commitment contract to the course. Participants must be 16 years of age or older.

The test fee for the High School Equivalency exam is $75, however scholarship opportunities may be available upon request.

For more information on the High School Equivalency Boot Camp or to register, call 339-4272.