If you're interested in serving on the Cheatham Reconnect (helping adults earn a college degree or technical certificate) or Cheatham Achieves (helping high school seniors make the transition to college) advisory board, please contact the Chamber at 615.792.6722. We're always looking for dedicated people who are passionate about education.



  • Cheatham County School District - Cheatham County has one of the fastest improving school districts in the State of Tennessee. In addition to K-12 education, the Cheatham County School District also offers help for adults who want to earn a high school diploma or GED. Call 615.792.5664 for more information.

  • Pleasant View Christian School - Established in 1978, PVCS offers preschool through 12th grade and is accredited by TACS. Call 615.746.8555 for more information.

  • Sycamore Academy - Montessori day care and school serving children 6 weeks to 8th grade. Before and after school care is available for their students. For more information, call 615.398.5123.

  • Youth Leadership Cheatham County - offered by the Cheatham County UT/TSU Extension Office, Youth Leadership Cheatham County offers selected high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to learn more about local and state government, tourism, nonprofits, emergency services, and local history in a ten-month program. Applications are generally due in the spring. Contact the UT/TSU Extension Office for more information at 615.792.4420.


Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - Before you're able to apply for most scholarships, you'll need to complete the FAFSA.  The priority deadline is February 15. Be sure to enter the school code for any school you're considering for the upcoming school year. 

Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee - They have over 80 scholarship funds, and you only have to complete one application.  Applications are usually due in mid-March.

UT/TSU Cheatham County Extension Office - Check with them in January for the online application for the John E. Mayfield 4-H Scholarship, which is awarded to outstanding graduating Cheatham County seniors who are 4-H members.

Tennessee Promise - Tennessee Promise provides five-semester scholarships to Tennessee community colleges and Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology. The program requires students to work with a mentor, complete community service each semester they're in the program, attend meetings, and meet all required deadlines.  The program is available to high school seniors, and the application is due in November of the student's senior year.

Tennessee Reconnect - Tennessee Reconnect provides free tuition at Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology to adults who never finished college. The deadline is generally in the spring.

BeginAgainTN - Do you have work or life experience that you believe could translate to college credit? If so, you should check out Prior Learning Assessments (PLA). By taking and passing subject-matter tests, you may be able to earn some college credit more quickly and with less expense and time than attending class. By getting a head start on your college courses, you could graduate faster and be one step closer to a new career. If you're a veteran, there are special forms of PLA for military service.

Scholarships.com - Search for scholarship opportunities. A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

It's also a good idea to check with your college or technical school's financial aid office to learn about any of their institutional scholarships (ones available only to their students).  Another option is to see if your or your parents' employers or banks offer scholarships.

Help Finding a Job

Workforce Essentials - Located in Ashland City  at 202 North Main Street near Sunrise Cafe, Workforce Essentials can:

    • match your skills to a job with a local employer

    • help you update your resume

    • provide you with required clothing for your new job (if you qualify)

    • assist with transportation costs for your new job (if you qualify)

There's no cost to use their services.  For more information, please call 615.792.2520

Senior Community Service Employment Program - A limited number of slots are available to low-income, unemployed men and women who are 55+.  These positions pay minimum wage and offer a way to learn new skills and become more involved in the community. 

Jobs4TN - This website allows Tennessee employers to post jobs and job seekers to post their resumes and search for job opportunities.