More Colo. high schoolers taking college courses
The Denver Post
Not long ago, Denver high schooler Erika Ruiz couldn’t picture herself taking a college-level class. Now, she dreams of attending Stanford, Princeton or maybe Harvard.
About 1,700 miles to the east, Lauren Goh lives that dream: The recent Golden High School graduate enrolled at Harvard this year and navigates her freshman year with the confidence of a student familiar with the demands of a college schedule.
For both students, the dreams were powered by programs that give high school students an early taste of college – a concept called concurrent enrollment, which dates to 1981.
Now, new state law has streamlined existing programs in hope of expanding the pool of potential college students and offering those who might drop out a reason to stay in school.
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