Could Enrolling in College While in High School Be the Secret to More Students Graduating?

High schools across the country are taking what might seem like a counterintuitive approach to educating some of their most at-risk students.

They’re enrolling them in college before they even graduate from high school.

A new report from the Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy suggests that dual-enrollment programs, where kids students classes simultaneously in high school and a local college, have proven especially successful at getting less affluent and first-generation students not only into college but also through it.

“It’s an acknowledgement of the changing demands of our society and the need of our education system to better equip students for the 21st century,” Chad d’Entremont, executive director of the center, told Next America.

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