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2020-2021 ACCELERATE program application window now open

accelerate logo The 2020-2021 application window for Waco ISD's ACCELERATE program is now open and will run from November 1 - 22, 2019 at 5 pm.

ACCELERATE offers Waco ISD students the chance to complete both their high school diploma requirements and their associate degree requirements through McLennan Community College at the same time! Students can graduate from high school with a high school diploma AND a college degree, cutting off 2 years of college time and expense.

ACCELERATE is open to incoming 9th graders who choose to participate in the program, as long as the student agrees to the terms of program participation.

Participating in ACCELERATE can save a family between $25,000 and $30,000, depending upon the number of credit hours required by the chosen pathway (based upon an average cost of $360/credit hour at a Texas 4-year college plus a cost of $500/semester for books and materials). They can also save themselves two years in college, graduating with a bachelor’s degree (in most cases) in just two additional years!

Visit wacoisd.org/accelerate for more details and to begin the application process!