Here in Washington, I participate in a program called "Running Start" where I can take college classes (tuition and fees paid for by the high school) and earn college credits, which also count towards my high school credits. If I do it right, I get my AA at the same time as my Diploma.
My question here is, does running start exist in any other state than Washington? Are there any programs similar to running start in other states? If not, then are there any career tech programs my character could participate in? Most of this story happens in a parallel world, but, my character has been kidnapped from earth.