08-18-2012, 03:23 PM
In Spokane, Washington (where I live) there is a program called running start that all the high schools do, and when you are a junior (when you can start driving) you can start going to college to get college credits but the classes you taken still count towards your high school credits. The local colleges (community and one university) work with the high schools to get students into college sooner, so you could graduate from high school with a high school degree and an AA (or credits towards the degree you are pursuing). A girl in my nursing school class is 18, she just graduated from high school less than half a year before she got into the program. (most of the rest of us are 20 and older).
Its a really great program, and in hind sight i should have taken advantage of it, but oh well.