Early-college programs designed for at-risk students

11/7/2006 | Washington Post, The

Some high schools are offering free, career-oriented early-college programs to dropouts and students at risk of quitting school to engage them in their classes and give them a jump-start on advanced coursework while they pursue their high school diplomas. At one California academy, 31 of the 50 students in such a program earned an associate's degree, and all were admitted to four-year institutions.

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