Brighton-Area Teen Quits High School for College

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BRIGHTON, Mich. (AP) -- A Brighton-area teenager has dropped out of high school after his sophomore year to get on with college.

The Livingston County Daily Press & Argus reports that it's all part of Joe St. Germain's goal of a career designing and writing programs for video games.

Before dropping out he had to convince his father and school officials that it was right for him. He then took the necessary tests to go to DigiPen Institute of Technology. The school was founded in 1988 by a co-founder of Nintendo Software Technology. It offers a bachelor's degree in video game programming.

St. Germain says much of what he learned in high school was "common sense" so he wanted to move on even though he was not the best student.

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