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Document Number: 8605

Helping Students Get a Head Start on the "Real World": State Strategies for Early High School Graduation MS Word PDF - This ECS Policy Brief considers several policy approaches to facilitate (or incentivize) early graduation and provides caveats and essential policy components for these various approaches: (1) Proficiency-based credit; (2) Virtual high schools; (3) Completion of high school-level material before grade 9; (4)"Dual enrollment plus": Programs that allow students who may have completed high school graduation requirements early to enroll full-time in postsecondary or career/technical courses; and (5) Scholarship incentives for early graduation. (Jennifer Dounay Zinth, Education Commission of the States, May 2010)...
Author: Jennifer Dounay Zinth
Publication: StateNote
Publisher: Education Commission of the States

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