The San Diego school district in California has a new hybrid high school.
The San Diego Early/Middle College (SDEMC), hopes to maintain small class sizes and allow students to enroll in both high school and college courses at the same time.
By the time they graduate in four or five years, students will already be working on their associate's degree or transferring to a four-year university with academic credits.
The school is targeting two populations:
- Early college students who want a fast track to college.
- Juniors and Seniors in the 'middle college' who may be at risk of dropping out.
The Union-Tribune noted that, unlike similar schools where students "spend two days a week working at professional internships," SDEMC students "will stay on campus and focus on class-work."