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Dual Credit Offerings For Decatur Kids At RCC

Decatur - Getting a jump on college.  Picking up college credit in high school gives kids a head start on their college careers.

"The goal is to get kids prepared for college earlier and to get some exposure to that type of course work and curriculum," said Decatur school superintendent Lisa Taylor.

Decatur schools will now be joining other districts in Macon County offering dual credit courses.  Students will get high school credit and college credit at Richland Community College for some of their work.

They're more likely, first of all, to complete high school," Richland's Dr. Denise Crews told WAND News.  "And then they're more likely to persist in college until completion of a certificate or degree."

The first dual credit class will be in African American studies.  Decatur hopes to add math and english classes early next year.

(Pictured: Richland Community College) 
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