Dual enrollment is a popular option among homeschoolers. It may become more popular for all students now that the lottery is willing to pay for some of it. Though lottery architect Sen. Steve Cohen (D-Memphis) isn't enthusiastic:
I had to laught at that objection--'we're basically giving away money'. Considering some of the contortions that the legislature went through to keep the qualifying grades as low as possible, despite the "Best and Brightest" advertising pre-lottery vote, that seems like a pretty funny phrase to me.
"The purpose of the (HOPE) scholarship was to give them an incentive to make good grades in high school and then hopefully give them a reason to go to school in
… so we'd have better and more high school graduates," Cohen said. Tennessee
"By giving kids dual enrollment … you're basically giving away money, and while the kids are good students to be able to go to college while in high school, there's no reason to believe that that's going to make them more likely to go to Tennessee colleges." From the Tennessean.
I don't find any details on the state's website, or a search feature. You can get contact info for TSAC here. According to Brian Noland, head of TSAC, in this WVLT report, parents should pay the costs up front and seek a reimbursement.