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LAS VEGAS -- Some Clark County students are getting a jumpstart by earning college credit at UNLV. It comes at a time when census numbers show nationwide college enrollment is soaring, but not in Nevada.

The Summer Advanced Gifted Education program is like summer school for high school students, but a lot harder. The courses are taught by the same professors as those teaching students at UNLV.

Classes are capped at 15 students and SAGE learners aren't mixed in with UNLV students.

Right now, SAGE is targeting low income middle school students in the Las Vegas valley. The hope is to show students their future can be brighter than their past.

One SAGE ninth grader explains how the courses have opened his eyes to the world of business.

"If I read the newspaper, I can see. I know what the newspaper is referring to when they're talking about stocks and stuff like that," said student Evan Gong.

This is Gong's third year in SAGE. He dreams of a career in finances and says SAGE is teaching him how to budget his time. 

More than 14,000 students dropped out of high school last year in Clark County. 

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