Florida teen finishes college before high school

Grace Bush hopes to be chief justice of U.S. Supreme Court

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – She's 16 years old. She has already earned a college degree, but she hasn't even graduated high school yet.

Grace Bush, of Hollywood, graduated from Florida Atlantic University on May 2 but won't get her high school diploma until May 9.

"It's kind of weird that I graduated college before high school," Bush told WFOR-TV.

Bush started taking college courses at Broward College when she was 13 years old. For the past three years, she has been dual enrolled at FAU and FAU High School, earning both high school and college credit through many of her courses.

By taking summer classes, Bush was able to finish the four-year criminal justice degree in three years.

"At two years old, she was already reading and I was totally shocked," Gisla Bush, Grace's mother, told WFOR-TV.

Bush plans to pursue a master's degree in the fall and then go to law school.

"I would eventually like to become chief justice of the United States," Bush said.

During her down time, Bush enjoys playing the flute in two orchestras.