(WBIR) Two Blount County schools are teaming up for a new partnership.
Maryville College and Clayton-Bradley STEM Academy announced Wednesday the agreement that will provide new resources to students at each school.
As part of the partnership, Maryville College students will have a chance to intern at Clayton-Bradley and engage with new sets of teachers and faculty.
Plus, academy students and faculty will soon have a chance to use the Clayton Center and other Maryville College facilities.
Administrators said its a great idea for both schools.
"How can we as Clayton-Bradley Academy prepare students for college if we're not working with colleges and universities? That's the most amazing opportunity that we have. It's just another example of what can be achieved when committed individuals work together," said Don Bruce, the chairman of the board of trustee's.
Clayton-Bradley currently has 75 students enrolled, but plans to add seventh, eighth, and ninth grades starting this fall. The school's enrollment is expected to increase 50% when the new grades are added.
The academy opened in fall of 2013 offering kindergarten through sixth grade, with plans to expand through twelfth grade by 2019.