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School officials push dual-enrollment program

School officials made a big push for dual-enrollment programs on Tuesday. (Source: WALB) School officials made a big push for dual-enrollment programs on Tuesday. (Source: WALB)
Albany Technical College's President made the plea during Tuesday's commissioners' meeting. (Source: WALB) Albany Technical College's President made the plea during Tuesday's commissioners' meeting. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

There was a big push from the top on Tuesday to get more Albany students working on their college programs early.

Albany Technical College's President made the plea during Tuesday's commission meeting.

The college is working to enroll more students in their various dual-enrollment programs starting with Move on When Ready. 

That program is becoming more popular with high school students because it allows them to earn college credits while still in high school.

The Georgia student finance commission pays for the classes and textbooks. 

"You can possibly get the equivalent of an associates degree when you are in high school, go directly to work at 18-years-old and get a good paying job or go directly into a college or university as a junior," said Albany Technical College President Anthony Parker.

Albany Tech has dual enrollment for those in adult education as well.

Adults can take college courses while they are still finishing up with their GED. 

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