Moline Schools to allow more students to earn college credit

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The Moline School District could soon enter into an agreement with Western Illinois University. The deal would allow more students to take classes that give them college credit.

The agreement will be reviewed by the Moline School board on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.  District leaders believe the agreement will give their students a financial advantage over others in the community.

Moline High School students with an interest in engineering would be able to take classes that are honored by WIU, while they're still in high school. Recently, the university became a member of the Digital Manufacturing Institute. That program is designed at bringing more engineering jobs to the Quad City area.

Moline School leaders believe the program will keep more students from moving away after college. The classes would still cost money to take, but Tuesday's meeting starts at 6 p.m. at the Coolidge building on Avenue of the Cities in Moline. Scheduling for the classes likely won't start until January of 2015.