The WV Board of Education has approved dual credit policies in 32 county school systems, including Gilmer and Ritchie.

More students will have the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school because of the West Virginia Board of Education's approval of duel credit policies.

The policy, "Assuring Quality of Education: Regulations for Education Programs," states that "county boards of education shall adopt policies that allow students to earn credit for completion of college courses and other advanced courses outside the school setting. If these courses, including dual credit courses, are used to meet graduation requirements."

The policies will be in place for Berkeley, Boone, Cabell, Gilmer, Greenbrier, Hancock, Hardy, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Marshall, McDowell, Mineral, Nicholas, Ohio, Pleasants, Pocahontas, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph, Ritchie, Tyler, Wayne, Wetzel and Wood counties,

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