LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - When Lufkin High School and Angelina College teamed with the T.L.L Temple Foundation to unveil the early college high school plan, it prompted cheers and clapping.
The plan lets students take dual-credit courses while in high school.
The program has been in the works for at least two years, and upon graduation, the students will have the opportunity to graduate with an associate's degree free of charge.
"They will actually graduate with their high school diploma and up to 60 hours of college credit. It's a tremendous opportunity for them," said Lynn Torres, Lufkin ISD's superintendent. "We've been working with this project for about two and half years with Angelina College and T.LL. Temple Foundation to make sure our kids have this opportunity."
As of now, 125 students are taking part in the early college high school program. Teachers with LISD will teach the courses to support the students at the high school.