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CCV pushing dual enrollment program

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RUTLAND, Vt. -

Vermont has expanded its dual enrollment program, allowing high school students to take college classes.

Under the program, students can take one college-level course in their junior year and one in their senior year at many of the state's colleges and universities. The cost of the courses is funded by the state, giving students a leg up on a college degree.
     
Now the key is to get the word out. The Community College of Vermont has just won a $200,000 grant from the Nellie Mae Foundation to pay for an outreach campaign.

"So what the Nellie May Foundation is allowing us to do is to work with teachers, guidance councilors; with college admissions people, to make sure all of the students in Vermont can take advantage of this opportunity," said CCV's Natalie Searle.

CCV says research has shown that participants in dual enrollment programs earn higher college GPAs and have higher graduation rates from two and four-year institutions than those who did not participate.

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