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High school students piling up more and more college credits

January 26th, 2014 8:44 pm by Rick Wagner

High school students piling up more and more college credits

KINGSPORT — Used to be, high school was part of the road to college.

Now, high school is becoming a merge lane for college in local school systems.

Students graduating from Kingsport’s Dobyns-Bennett High School in 2013 earned more than 3,300 college credits prior to graduation, according to a recently released report on credit attainment.

And guidance counselors at neighboring Sullivan County high schools said they see the trend of more students earning college credits over recent years.

Students in the D-B Class of 2013 earned 3,328 college credits.

What’s more, 182 students graduating received credits for Advanced Placement coursework, dual enrollment, and/or Career Technical Education articulation credit.

In addition, 40.1 percent of graduating students left D-B having earned college credits.

“These figures reflect two of the many benefits to attending Dobyns-Bennett High School,” Kingsport City Schools Superintendent Lyle Ailshie said in a news release.

For an expanded version of this article, please see Monday's print edition or our expanded electronic edition.

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