Meet the students who are earning a college degree — in high school

May 24, 2019 | MarketWatch

The soothing melodies of Norah Jones wafting through a dim lit room, musings about a future as a therapist, engineer or founder of a health-care empire — these are some of the sights and sounds one might expect to find in a coffee shop or dorm room at a small liberal-arts college.

But on a fall day last year, they served as the backdrop to a 10th grade English class at Northwest Early College High School in El Paso, Texas. Inside one of the portable classrooms set across the parking lot from the local community college that make up the school, students quietly critiqued each other’s essays on a local business personality.

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