Friday, May 9, 2014

Earning college credit in high school has students hitting the working world early

Shelby: Summer is right around the corner, and that means high school seniors across the country are celebrating the end of high school and the beginning of a new chapter in life. Scott Evans has the story of one girl in the class of 2014 who is well on her way. Check it out.
Scott: Like many seniors, Grace Bush will be getting her high school diploma on Friday.
But unlike most seniors, this 16-year-old from Florida already has a college degree.
Grace Bush: It’s kind of weird that I graduated college before high school.
Scott: Yep, Grace earned her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice last week from Florida Atlantic University. She did it with a 3.8 GPA and completed the four-year degree in just three years, taking high school and college classes at the same time.
Grace: I started when I was 13 at Broward College and I also took my classes throughout the summer, so I was able to finish it before four years.
Scott: Grace’s parents wanted their nine children to earn college credit in high school because they can’t afford to send all their kids to college. Grace is the third oldest in the Bush family