Proposal could send high schoolers to college early

By: Stacy Ellison Email
By: Stacy Ellison Email

High school graduation could come early for some students in the state, if educators have their way.

An all day meeting took place today in Frankfort, to learn more about a proposed plan that could send kids to college up to 2 years early, that is if they successfully complete a series of specialized tests.

Officials say it's great for top students and even beneficial for those not excelling in the classroom or are in danger of dropping out.

"There are a number of reasons why a kid might not excel in the classroom but some of those can indeed to college work," says Ruth Webb, of the Kentucky Department of Education.

Paige Stevens continues, "we want to learn and take back some of the most innovative ways to help our students excel."

This is a grant funded program and if the money comes through, it could be implemented as early as the 2011-2012 school year.

If not, educators will continue working to find the most innovative ways to keep Kentucky students in the classroom and headed towards higher education.

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