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What are some ways to finish high school early?

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When I was in 5th grade I transferred out of a private school to a public school. My friends that still attend school there are set to graduate high school in 10th grade then transfer to a community college. How is this possible? Isn't there so much more that you need to learn and many more requirements you have to complete? #high-school #high-school-classes #high-school-students #early-graduation

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Adolph A’s Answer


Every school and school district is different. Some high schools have program where you can get college credit while going to high school. You can take AP classes to help. Some schools have programs where you can test out of a class. Your best resource is talking to you school counselor. They will know the options for where you are at.

Kemberly’s Answer


I know there are some private schools that have agreements with community colleges. This allows the student to have dual enrollment and take college level credits while they are still in high school. I have not heard of completely graduating high school at 10 grade but I know students that have completed the equivalent of their associates degree by the end of 12th grade. Giving them an opportunity to complete their 4 year degree before they were 20.

I know that dual in enrollment agreements have been made between public schools and community colleges but do not know anyone that has done this. With that I am not sure if they are able to graduate high school with their associates degree. I advise you to talk to a guidance counselor to get more information.

Thanks for the much needed clarification Kemberly! Nada D.

Ashley’s Answer


I had a friend in high school that transferred to a community college while still in 11th grade. She did this by studying for the GED and taking the GED exam and passing it. Passing her GED exam gave her high school credit so then she went to the community college early for a couple of years and then went to a 4 year university.

Thanks for the help and clarification Ashley! Nada D.

Elizabeth’s Answer


You could check with your guidance counselor about this. Some schools have programs where you can attend classes during the summer or at night that will count towards college credit. You can also look into going to school online. There are some online high school programs that allow you to work at your own pace and get your diploma early.