Floyd County students get head start on college

By: Whitney Burks Email
By: Whitney Burks Email

The Floyd County school system celebrated a new program Tuesday that will allow high school students to get a head start on college.

It's called the Floyd County Early College Academy.

Juniors and seniors can apply, and if accepted they will start taking college courses while in high school.

The classes are offered through the Big Sandy Community and Technical College, and it gives the students a chance to graduate from high school with an associates degree at no cost to them.

"When they leave high school they actually have two years of college under their belt, and they're ready to go on and pursue other opportunities at the postsecondary level to include achieving their dreams," said Floyd County Superintendent Henry Webb.

This is the first year of the program, and more than 20 students have been accepted.

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