Monday, May 11, 2015

Earning an associate degree before a high school diploma

Jessica Solis speaking with Erika Flores from AzFamily3
Three recent news items have featured the accomplishment of Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) and Hamilton High School student Jessica Solis who will be awarded her associate degree in CGCC's commencement ceremony this Friday before receiving her high school diploma the following week. Solis is a participant in the Achieving a College Education (ACE) program as well as dual enrollment, enabling her to earn 62 credits while attending high school -- essentially being a full-time student at two locations. Read her story featured in the East Valley Tribune's First degrees: Students get college degrees before diplomas and the accompanying story about the benefits of dual enrollment in Teens earning associate's and diplomas. Television stations AzFamily3 and CBS5 also ran the story,

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