Pennsylvania is among eight states that will pilot a plan that will allow students to earn a high school diploma and enter college at the end of the 10th grade.
The plan was announced by The National Center on Education and the Economy. The program would involve 10-20 schools that volunteer beginning in fall 2011.
Students would take exams at the end of their Sophomore years. If they pass, they would receive a high school diploma and enroll at a school with open admissions whether it be a community college or a technical school.
The program was funded by a grant from The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation.