Sen. Ken Winters has gotten legislation through the Senate that would allow some high school students to graduate early so that they can enter college.
The Murray Republican, a former college president, said only students with high ACT scores and a 3.2 grade point average would be eligible.
About $ 2,500 in state funding that would have gone to their school district would instead go to the college where they enroll for tuition.
Winters said the proposal, which passed 35-1, also requires participating students to have high achievement test scores and to have 18 credits, including two advanced placement or international baccalaureate classes. (AP)