School stresses college credits with goal of 9 units by graduation

One Whiteland Community High School student started the school year by enrolling in courses that could earn college credit.

The teen planned to take five Advanced Placement courses, which could count for college credit if the student passed the exams at the end of the school year.

But as the school year progressed, the college-level courses and the prospect of paying for, taking and passing five exams was too much. The student asked to drop two of the AP courses and instead take two high school-level courses.

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