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Young Students Earn College Credit at UNLV

During the next few weeks, some of the student body at UNLV will be a lot younger than most people expect. The university is hosting students 11 years old and up, from around southern Nevada.

The young students are earning college credits through the Summer Advanced Gifted Education or SAGE program. It is for highly gifted students who are looking for more challenging school work.

"Last year, when he participated in SAGE, he was reading a college textbook and writing papers. It was also engaging and enjoyable for him,” Rebecca Lither, whose son is in the program, said.

The program has a record 175 students participating this year. Most of those students are on a scholarship.