College courses open to 9th graders

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

GRAND JUNCTION, COLO. (AP) -- two new laws are opening school district-funded college courses to 9th-graders beginning this fall.

the courses will also be open to people as old as 21.

the new laws passed two years by the state legislature changed the rules to allow a greater range of students to test college before leaving high school.

the grand junction daily sentinel reports that more than 400 students participated in the program last year.


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  • by Kate on Aug 1, 2011 at 01:33 PM
    "District Funded"... This IS the same school district that wants to raise taxes to get more money? Either the "9th grader" is a genius, or the "college courses" are too easy. College courses are supposed to require more than "9th grade" skills. This whole thing sounds like a typical bureaucratic boondoggle and waste of tax money!!! (That is besides the benefit of giving some parent a cute but probably meaningless little diploma for their little darling. ) While it's impossible to tell from this almost trivial "news" item, there is something radically wrong here.
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