Sen. Vukmir: Walker signs Vukmir bill opening access to early college credit for high school students

Contact:  Sen. Leah Vukmir

Monday, April 16, 2018  (608) 266-2512

        Sen.Vukmir@legis.wi.gov

MADISON, Wis. —  Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill authored by Sen. Leah Vukmir, R-Brookfield, into law Monday afternoon ensuring high school students have access to programs where they can earn early college credit.

“With rising costs of tuition and mounting student debt, it is important that we continue to provide access to college credits for high school students,” Vukmir said. “This bill ensures public, private, and charter high schools will be able to offer early college credits to high school students at a discount.”

The new law ensures high schools that have partnerships with colleges will continue to be able to offer concurrent enrollment programs. These are widely used programs that count for both high school and college credit.

“At a time when college debt is becoming an enormous burden on young adults we need to expand access to early college credits,” Vukmir said. “This bill does just that and saves money for students, parents and school districts.”

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