How am I able to get both my high school diploma and associate degree in only 4 years?

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Students are able to squeeze 6 years of schooling into 4 years because college classes are dual enrollment classes.  This means that the college classes also count for high school credit.  Instead of taking traditional high school elective courses like band, art, business or others, students take college classes.  These college classes are the core academic classes of the first 2 years of college.  When students take the college Health/PE, Spanish, English, and World Civilizations classes, they actually count for the high school Health/PE, foreign language, English IV, and World History graduation requirements.  All other college classes count as high school elective credit.