Bringing high school classes to campus is latest technique in college recruitment

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For most of his 17 years, Jordan Alexander has thought of Covenant College as the place he and his family "go to sled when it snows."

But his perception of the Lookout Mountain liberal arts school changed after Chattanooga Center for Creative Arts held its senior class retreat on the Covenant campus. In exchange for a free venue to accommodate their group meeting, the 70 CCA students, including Alexander, took a campus tour and got information from speakers representing admissions and financial aid offices.

Although it wasn't the college experience Alexander says he's looking for -- the clarinetist plans to audition at Eastman School of Music and Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio -- the campus visit did change his perception of Covenant.

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