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Dual Enrollment Gives Students Head Start in College

Decatur High Schools Give Students a Head Start in College

In Decatur, AL, dual enrollment is helping high-school students get ahead in their college careers. 

According to, "High school students in Lawrence, Limestone and Morgan Counties can now graduate from high school and college, at just about the same time. 21st Century Workforce grants are making it possible for students to take college courses, while still in high school."

“Like in the cyber information program that we got the $350,000 grant for, those kids can start as early as their junior year taking credits and by the time they graduate high school, they’ll be ready to enter the cyber information program at Athens State. So they’ll have completed their Associates Degree,” said Decatur City Schools Superintendent Ed Nichols.

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Article by Navindra Persaud, EducationWorld Contributor



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