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GCC hosts event on early college program


Tom Stankard / Daily Globe

AREA HIGH school students and parents or guardians listen to Shawn Kolbus, Career and Technical Education director, speak about participating in early college Wednesday evening at Gogebic Community College. James Halverson, GCC staff member, right, watches him present.


IRONWOOD - Area high school students and their parents or guardians came to Gogebic Community College Wednesday evening to learn if the Career and Technical Education Early College program is right for them.

In front of more than 30 people, Shawn Kolbus, CTE director, said early college is an opportunity to earn a high school diploma and a "significant amount" of college credits while students are still in high school. The catch, Kolbus said, is students delay their graduation for one academic year. But Kolbus said they shouldn't think of it as...

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