INDIANAPOLIS — Before midday, some students at GEO Next Generation High School are on their way to college.
"Because of this I can save a lot of money, to get a head start on everybody," student Angel Gomez said.
At GEO, students can take electives and courses at Ivy Tech Community College. By their senior year, students can graduate with a high school diploma and a college associate's degree.
Student Clinton Simmons is taking classes in economics, political science and philosophy. His goal is to get a master's degree in social work.
Last year, GEO spent more than $100,000 on college courses. This year, the budget is bigger and more students are taking advantage of the program.
The school's efforts led to an award at this year's Indiana Black Expo corporate luncheon. In addition to Ivy Tech, GEO has partnerships with IUPUI and Marian University. They plan to partner with Butler University and the University of Indianapolis as well.
Several other school districts offer programs to help high schoolers earn college credit. Check with your school to see what is available both in the building and online.
Some schools cover the cost, or there may be a fee that is cheaper than college pricing.
Man found dead near Bloomington homeless shelter, one arrested for murderA man was arrested for murder after Bloomington police found a man dead near a homeless shelter on Thursday.
6 flu-related deaths reported in Indianahe Indiana Department of Health reports 1 flu-related death this past week, bringing the total this season to 6.
Noblesville bus driver saves student from car that ignores stop armWalt Edwards has been a Noblesville bus driver for six months. He says he loves being responsible for getting the students on his route to and from school — safely.
INDOT receives funds to explore passenger rail expansion in IndianaThe Federal Railroad Administration announced INDOT will receive up to $500,000 to study what it will take to expand rail service between Indianapolis and Chicago.