http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-na-utah-school15-2010feb15,0,906102.story I guess I'm not sure exactly how this is supposed to work... it sounds like they would give a high school diploma to a student after they finish 11 years and enough credits to graduate. It's confusing to me whether this is intended to accelerate students headed for college or university, or if it's intended to push 17-year-olds into the workforce (and for the latter, if the education-level x unemployment rate scenario is vastly different in Utah than it is elsewhere?). OTOH, I do remember that I had a friend in high school who was really tired of high school by his 11th year. He was quite smart, and they actually mulled having him drop out, enter college, and pick up a GED later. He ultimately did not go down this road, and later, he sort of burnt out of higher education. He ended up happy, AFAIK, but there was the question of whether an alternative approach could have kept him more intellectually stimulated.