Frequently Asked Questions

What does THINC stand for?

It’s not an acronym. THINC is the unique combination of critical thinking and business – with a spark of creative brilliance.

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Who attends this academy?

Troup County students from local public high schools. Initially 11th and 12th graders will attend, expanding to 9th and 10th graders within the first five years.

What courses and programs are offered?

Several career pathways will be phased into the curriculum including Health Science, Mechatronics, Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Energy, Business and Marketing.

How is THINC funded?

Through corporate sponsorships like those generously provided by KIA, Milliken & Company, Mobis, Georgia Power and Power Tech.

Why is THINC a charter school?

In a word, flexibility. Class sizes, curriculum, instructors and technical offerings like those in workplace are better replicated in a charter school environment.

Does THINC have a principal? Teachers? Staff?

Yes. Yes. Yes. This academy has several staff positions, in addition to a CEO who oversees the operations of the academy.

How do students get to THINC?

Any student has the opportunity to ride the provided transportation or use their own means of transportation.

Where do students eat lunch?

Each student will have lunch at their home high school.

What kinds of classes are offered at THINC?

Hands-on, workplace curriculum along with traditional, classroom coursework, including Advanced Placement (AP) and Dual Enrollment.

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What is Dual Enrollment?

Dual Enrollment courses provide opportunities for Troup County high school students to take college-level courses directly from college instructors, earn college credit and receive high school credit at the same time.

Why Dual Enrollment?

Dual Enrollment programs ease the transition from high school to college, provide a way to earn college credit while students learn, and offers meaningful and challenging academic experiences to qualified students.

Who can participate in Dual Enrollment?

Primarily available for any eligible 11th or 12th grade, high school students may enroll full-time or part-time in approved credit-bearing college-level courses by the State Board of Education. Courses may be taken before, during or after regular school hours, on college campus, online or at high school.

How do I pay for Dual Enrollment?

Most Dual Enrollment classes are HOPE eligible, or have other funding. In some cases, the students may have to pay some of the tuition and fees.

Do you have more information about Dual Enrollment?

Yes we do. Check out this PDF with Myths and Facts about the Dual Enrollment program.

When did THINC open?

THINC opened for classes in August 2015.