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Youth Options program grows as number of high school students taking college courses skyrockets

10:33 PM, Jan. 26, 2013
The number of high school students taking classes at the University of Wisconsin Marathon County has quadrupled in the last five years.
The number of high school students taking classes at the University of Wisconsin Marathon County has quadrupled in the last five years.
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The Edgar School District expects to pay about $60,000 to send some of its students to college this year.

The money will be paid through Youth Options, a state Department of Public Instruction program that requires school districts to pay tuition and book costs for high school students to attend college courses if the school district doesn't offer a similar course.

It's a great program for students and parents, said Jordan Sinz, the dean of students at Edgar High School, because it allows them to get a free jump on college. Especially in an economy struggling out of a deep slump, the demand for ...

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