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College courses for high school students

February 2, 1999



Twenty-one states have implemented programs to give high school students access to more-challenging postsecondary classes.

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COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMS

*Minimal or no cost to students.

*Credit received applies toward high school graduation and postsecondary institutions.

*Few course restrictions.

MODERATELY COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMS

*Minimal or no cost to students, but credit received applies toward high school graduation only.

Iowa

LIMITED PROGRAMS

*Students pay tuition costs of postsecondary classes.

*More academic credit restrictions.

*Stringent criteria on eligible courses.

OTHER

*Recently implemented programs of which little is known yet.

Nevada

Oklahoma

*College courses taught for credit in high schools.

Oregon

Source: Education Commission of the States