Should six years be the new standard for high school?

BY Colleen Shalby  April 10, 2014 at 6:56 PM EST

PBS NewsHour’s American Graduate team explored the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) in Brooklyn, N.Y., a school that’s giving students the chance to earn a high school diploma and a two-year associates degree — for free.

More than 1500 students applied to the school last fall. 144 ninth-graders were admitted.

During Thursday’s 6 p.m. EDT showing on NewsHour’s live stream channel, the American Graduate team offered some extra insight into their report on Twitter.