Instead of fighting to keep kids in class, one high school is sending them to the next level.
Candice, Brandon and Ivy are pretty good at math. They crunch complicated formulas like kids eating carrots.
So why keep them in regular math classes at Jacksonville High?
Instead, the students ride a bus across I-67 three times a week to take college classes at the Little Rock Air Force Base.
They take College Algebra with other college students for college credit.
They get three hours of college credit with no tuition, no final AP exam and no retaking classes after high school.
It's not a bad way to get started on that college degree.
It won't be long before we see more high school students at college.
The Department of Education is pushing a change in state policy that would allow school districts to partner with local colleges.
The plan will also let students do remediation while they're still in high school, so they can get started on their degrees as soon as they graduate.