The solution? Dual enrollment, which allows high school students to enroll in college.
For a year, my daughter went to high school in the morning to take the final classes that would allow her to graduate. In the afternoon, she took classes at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.
The strategy was an unqualified success. She got her high school diploma. She also finished the year with 17 college credits under her belt and with something perhaps even more valuable — a healthy confidence about doing college-level work.
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