Woodlawn High School students are going to college through the Early College Academy of Business and Finance and the Early College Academy of Arts and Environmental Science. Woodlawn’s 11th and 12th graders are getting a head start on college, with some 16 percent of students already taking classes at Lawson State Community College. This year’s ninth and tenth grade students will soon begin taking college courses. By the time they graduate from Woodlawn, these students will have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, professional certificates or up to 60 hours of college credit from Lawson State Community College or the University of Alabama at Birmingham. They will be well on their way to careers in accounting and finance, art studio, art technology, business administration or computer science, environmental science or environmental engineering – all at no cost to students or parents.