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Students get head start on college

  • Cindy Ellen Russell / crussell@staradvertiser.com

    Teacher Christian Gilbert addresses his Principles of Effective Public Speaking class at Waipahu High. The course, which is also offered at Leeward Community College, is part of the school’s Early College program.

  • Cindy Ellen Russell / crussell@staradvertiser.com

    LJ Tamayo, 17, meditates during his Understanding Buddhism course — part of the Early College curriculum — at Waipahu High School.

Diana Castaneda was just a sophomore at Waipahu High when an administrator suggested she take a free college course being taught by a college professor on her high school campus. Read more

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