(CBS) — A high school diploma and a community college degree — it’s a first here in Chicago, and all part of an innovative CPS program giving students the skills they need not only to go onto college but also enter the work force.
The program could be a model for other schools across the city, CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.READ MORE: Shuttered By Pandemic Last Summer, Guthrie's Tavern In Wrigleyville Has New Owner And Will Be Reopening
Sure, students are learning math and science in the classroom at Sarah E Goode STEM Academy, but there’s something much bigger going on here. The innovate model allows students to earn a high school diploma and an associate’s degree.READ MORE: Morgan Park Neighbors Say Woman Put Poison-Laced Hot Dogs On Lawn For Dogs To Eat; Alderman Says It's Not Legal, Even On Private Property
About a dozen students graduating Tuesday have now earned both both.MORE NEWS: Chicago Heights Couple's SUV Was Stolen In Less Than A Minute With No Key Needed; Worry Mounts About Ease Of Theft For Dodge SRT Vehicles
And employers are looking for the skills these kids have.