More students flock to program that allows for simultaenous high school diploma, associate's degree

college-diplomaA River Parishes Community College (La.) program that lets students simultaneously earn a high school diploma and an associate's degree will have its largest freshman class yet when school begins Aug. 10.

The Advocate reports more than 100 ninth-graders have enrolled in what's called the Early College Option program, a partnership of the community college and the Ascension Parish school district.

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