If you want your schools to be on Newsweek’s annual best high school rankings, you might want to take a look at an early college program.
As much as educators grumble about Newsweek’s annual list of the top-ranked high schoolswhich was released this weekit’s clear that the schools near the top are really pushing the college-level curriculum, beyond Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs. And the list of the 20 public high schools deemed “too elite” to even be ranked because of their highly selective admissions processes reads like a directory of expensive college preparatory schools.
Many of these schools focus exclusively on science and technology-related subjects, the type of careers economists believe will have the most potential for growth and income in the future. Many of the top-ranked schools work hand-in-hand with local colleges and universities, and students graduate with a significant amount of college credits.