DETROIT (AP) -- About 2,600 Detroit high school students are taking courses through a new program at the Wayne County Community College District.
Detroit Public Schools emergency financial manager Robert Bobb says the district had been expecting only 2,000 students to sign up for the Concurrent Enrollment Program.
It allows 11th and 12th graders to earn tuition-free college credits and is part of Bobb's five-year plan to improve academics.
About 400 students were taking college courses prior to the start of the program.
The school district and Wayne County Community College cover the tuition costs. Students pay $50 for each three-credit course to cover textbook costs.
High school juniors and seniors need an endorsement from their principals and a grade point average of 2.5 or greater to get into the program.
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