Kallan Williams
High School Coordinator
Phone: 706-754-7892
Fax: 706-754-7777
1500 Hwy 197 North
Clarkesville, GA 30523
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What is Accel?

The Accel Program is a great way to get a jump-start on earning post-secondary credit and Carnegie Unite (high school credit) at the same time. Students may enroll in academic core classes approved by their high school counselor.

Why should I consider the Accel program?

The Accel program accelerates the completion of an Associate Degree. Many of these classes can be used towards a Bachelor Degree at other colleges and universities.

Who is eligible for the Accel Program?

  • Students who are completing requirements for a high school diploma from an eligible Georgia high school.
  • Students in accredited home school agencies or non-accredited home studies.
  • Students who are at least 16 years of age.
  • Students who meet the dual credit enrollment requirements of their high school and North Georgia Technical College.

What classes can I take?

Students take degree-level classes (like English Composition and Rhetoric, College Algebra, World History, and others) approved by the Technical College System of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Education. Check with your high school counselor or contact the NGTC High School Coordinator for more information.

How much does it cost?

Accel students do not pay for books, tution, or fees at NGTC!

Currently, the Accel program is paid by a state appropriated fund. Any remaining tuition and fees are covered by North Georgia Technical College. Books are provided by NGTC through a lending program. Courses taken through Accel do not count against HOPE Scholarship or HOPE Grant hours. You can complete the Accel Program financial aid application at

How do I get started?

Meet with yoru high school counselor or contact the NGTC High School Coordinator for the necessary application forms and information about the Accel program.

For even more details about the Accel program: