Vienna High School was recently highlighted by the state for its innovative practices for juniors and seniors.
The Illinois P20 Council highlighted six schools and institutions throughout the state for implementing innovation practices to in education.
Vienna High School in Johnson County was one of them.
Superintendent Josh Stafford says their dual credit early college program helps high school students graduate with a diploma and an associate’s degree.
“They’re able to do that through a combination of dual credit classes that are offered during the regular high school day and also dual enrollment classes that they will go to in the summer or even before and after the school day and the regular school year to one of the community colleges and take courses directly with the community college.”
The students have access to numerous college course credits - all available during the regular school day.