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Blinn Renews Partnership With Bryan Collegiate High School

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Bryan Collegiate High School and Blinn College have announced that they are renewing their partnership together.

Because of the partnership with Blinn College, Bryan Collegiate places high school students on an accelerated course to a college degree.

Throughout all four years of their high school careers, students will be allowed to complete anywhere between 40 and 60 college credit hours that they can transfer to a four year degree.

Around 70 percent of Bryan Collegiate's student body are first-generation college students, with 19 of last years graduating class being the first to graduate from high school.

Dr. John Beavers says that after 7 years of partnering together, they have no doubts that this program will work.

"I think in the past we were venturing forth on something that had never been done before and if I could say it, we all had some doubts. Now there is no doubt in our minds that this is here to stay, that it's been successful. I think that's the biggest change that we've seen."

Bryan Collegiate High School estimates that a student will have saved total of $15,000 in college tuition by the time they graduate. And this is due largely to not having to spend money on textbooks and the significantly lower tuition costs.