The Knox County Schools Career Magnet Academy at Pellissippi State Community College (CMA) is a revolution in secondary education. The goal of CMA is to offer students a chance to graduate with an incredibly rich education that entails "hard-skills," "soft-skills," and a great head-start towards their Associates Degree. By partnering with Pellissippi State Community College, our scholars can do just that.
Our scholars choose one of four career paths at CMA - Homeland Security, Advanced Manufacturing, Teacher Preparation, or Sustainable Living. As they progress through CMA, scholars will transition from being solely a Knox County Schools student to becoming dually enrolled in both The Knox County Schools and Pellissippi State Community College.
Two of our pathways, Homeland Security and Sustainable Living, have sub-pathways that scholars can select. In Homeland, scholars can select either Criminal Justice or Cyber Security. In Sustainable, scholars can select Agri-Economics or Sustainable Design.
It is truly an exciting time at Career Magnet Academy. The staff could not be happier to offer our scholars the best education possible!