Shaker Heights Schools News Article

Graduating Senior Earns College Degree Before High School Diploma

Dallas BurnsJune 4, 2024 — Graduating Shaker Heights High School Senior Dallas Burns was awarded an Associate of Applied Science Degree from Franklin University on Sunday, June 2, 2024, while still in high school.

Dallas participated in Ohio's College Credit Plus program, which empowers college-ready students to earn both college and high school credits simultaneously by taking courses from Ohio colleges and universities. This program promotes rigorous academic pursuits and provides a wealth of options to students in Grades 7-12, enabling them to explore diverse career pathways at minimal or no cost to their families.

"We're incredibly proud of Dallas," said Gabrielle Perrin, Shaker Heights High Schools College Credit Plus Coordinator. "Her achievement not only reflects her personal drive but also showcases the opportunities available through the College Credit Plus program."

Dallas will also be receiving her diploma from Shaker Heights High School in a graduation ceremony on Wednesday, June 5, 2024. 

Please join us in congratulating Dallas!

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