It’s amazing enough to graduate from high school at the age of 16, but imagine getting your college degree even BEFORE you graduate high school.
Grace Bush, a 16-year-old from Florida, recently got her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Florida Atlantic University. Later this week, she’ll be receiving her high school diploma from Florida Atlantic University High School.
You’re probably thinking, “How is it even possible to graduate college before high school?”
Well, Grace took part in Florida Atlantic University’s dual enrollment program, which lets gifted high school students earn college credit for the same courses. Students save both money and time.
Grace is one of 9 kids, and she started her college career at the age of 13. In order for her to graduate early she studied in the summers. Besides school, she plays the flute in two orchestras.
It’s safe to say that she is very busy!
Grace’s mom, Gisla Bush, told CBS Miami that she home-schooled all of her children.
“Grace showed talents for picking things up quickly from an early age,” according to Gisla.
“At 2 years old, she was already reading, and I was totally shocked,” she said.
What’s up next for Grace? Well, it looks like it will be a master’s degree followed by law school. She wants to eventually be chief justice of the United States, and I think she will succeed at no matter what she sets her mind to.
Up next for Grace: a master’s degree followed by law school. She said she’d eventually like to be chief justice of the United States.