Florida: Teen Gets High School & College Diploma In The Same Week

"It’s that time of year when students all across the country will be celebrating high school and college graduations. One South Florida girl will get a diploma from both in the same week and she is only 16-years old," CBS Miami reports.

"Grace Bush already has her bachelor’s degree from college but she doesn’t have a high school diploma yet. ... 

The teen from Hollywood earned her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice Friday morning from Florida Atlantic University.

She did it with a 3.8 grade point average and completed the four-year degree in just three years.

'I started when I was 13 at Broward College and I also took my classes throughout the summer, so I was able to finish it before four years,' said Grace Bush.

Grace will get her high school diploma on May 9th from Florida Atlantic University high school.

The institution’s dual enrollment program allows high performing high school students to earn credit for the same courses towards their college degree and save thousands of dollars in tuition at the same time.

Grace’s parents wanted their nine children to earn college credit in high school because they can’t afford to send all of their kids to college. ...

The new college graduate said she’ll be pursuing a master’s degree this fall, and then going to law school.

'I would eventually like to become chief justice of the United States,' said Grace Bush."

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