College Courses Open to Ninth Graders

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Two new laws are opening school district-funded college courses to 9th-graders beginning this fall.

The courses will also be open to people as old as 21.

The new laws passed two years by the state legislature changed the rules to allow a greater range of students to test college before leaving high school.

More than 400 students participated in the program last year.