Early-college model thrives in N.C.

The early-college model is raising high school graduation rates in Guilford County, North Carolina. Students take classes on college campuses. Some programs are designed for high achievers, but others target struggling students. “They start to know they are smart,” says Regional Superintendent Terry Worrell.

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  1. Are the higher HS grad rates among the at-risk/struggling students reflective of increased knowledge and skills? “They start to know they are smart” – but, is that reality?