FARMINGTON, MO (KFVS) - Twenty students at Farmington High School are ahead of the game.
Taylor Berghaus and Katie Scism are two of them.
"I think it will be really cool to have graduated college before my high school graduation," Berghaus said.
"When you tell people that you are going to be graduating high school with sixty-four college credits – they're amazed," Scism said.
This is made possible through the high school's partnership with Mineral Area College.
Students can earn half of the credits needed towards a bachelor's degree for a discounted price.
The program is helping both of them focus on where they want their lives to go.
"I think I want to expand on that to be a doctor, but I don't know which field yet," Scism said.
The women in charge of the program say they are proud of them all.
"They are the ones doing the work. They are the ones putting forth the time and the energy and sacrifices," said Julie Downs the Dual Credit Coordinator at Mineral Area College.
Katie will be attending Ole Miss next fall and Taylor was accepted to University of Missouri S&T.