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CWU College credit to be Richland high school option

Richland high school students will soon be able to earn up to two years of college credit before graduating without setting foot on a college campus.

College credit for more than 60 courses taught by high school teachers will be offered through a partnership with Central Washington University as part of two programs, district officials said during a recent Richland School Board meeting.

A few of the courses will be available in January, so current juniors can apply for more advanced courses during their senior year. The district is also talking with Washington State University Tri-Cities about offering classes for credit.

Assistant Superintendent Todd Baddley told the board there are still logistics to work out but that he and other district officials are excited to offer students a new way to enhance their education.

"We want students to challenge themselves," he said.

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