Mississippi High School Offers Free College Credits

VICKSBURG, Miss. — A new public high school has opened in Vicksburg that is offering students the opportunity to take college courses as part of their high school curriculum at no cost.

The Vicksburg Post reports that River City Early College High School, housed in a building on the Hinds Community College Vicksburg-Warren Campus, enrolled its first 60 students this year to create its first ninth grade class.

Principal Tammy Burris says the students will take all the typical classes of ninth- and 10th-grade students during their first two years plus one additional college class each semester. She says college professors come to their classrooms to teach the first two years.

During students’ junior and senior years, students will be able to take college courses along with community college students.

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