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CHICAGO (CBS) — Two months from now, more than 2,000 Chicago Public high school students will have the opportunity of a lifetime.
As WBBM Newsradio’s Felicia Middlebrooks reports, the students will get to take classes at City Colleges free of charge. The Chicago Sun-Times reports the program has been in place for the past few years at the city’s seven community colleges.
LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Felicia Middlebrooks reports
One hundred juniors and seniors will be accepted at each city college, but there are academic requirements.
To qualify, students must have a 2.5 grade point average, 90 percent attendance and score of 19 in reading on the ACT or 21 in math, the Sun-Times reported.
Class credits can be transferred to the college of their choice.