Goose Creek CISD high school student, Rafael Sierra, was one of several students from around the country featured in an article in The Christian Science Monitor.
Rafael’s journey from middle school to a high-achieving dual credit student with nearly 50 credits from Lee College, strengthened the narrative that access to dual credit courses in high school for all students, but in particular, those that come from underserved communities, is not only important, but a necessity to the success of our nation.
So when he was told by a middle school teacher that he could take college courses in high school, for free, he jumped at the chance. He saw it as a way to be challenged, to save money on college tuition, and, above all, to make his Mexican immigrant parents and three older siblings, who paved his path to college, proud.
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