Annah Bradshaw decided during her freshman year of high school that she wanted to enter college a year early.Since she was in the Northwest school district, Bradshaw and her parents learned there was a district campus tailored to meet her early-graduation goal. Bradshaw interviewed in summer 2010 for entry into Northwest's Steele Accelerated High School.Bradshaw, who today is close to completing a degree in early childhood education from Oklahoma Christian, became a member of Steele's first graduating class in 2011. Since it opened in 2010, Steele's graduates are all either employed, serving in the military or enrolled in college."My goals at the time of choosing Steele were to graduate high school one year early, go to college, and become a teacher," Bradshaw said. "Steele put me on track to accomplish my goals."Steele accepts ninth- through 12th-graders and targets students seeking to accelerate their studies. The deadline to apply for the 2013-14 school year was in late March.“Not everyone learns the same way,” Steele Principal Robin Ellis said. “This campus provides an avenue to accelerate students in their future endeavors."Ellis said Steele students have the chance to take expanded dual-credit classes thanks to a partnership with North Texas Community College."Expanded dual credit classes allow students to take more classes at an earlier time,” Ellis said.Bradshaw said the dual-credit classes at Steele allowed her to enter college with 21 credit hours. And, yes, she plans on graduating from college a year early, too."I would one hundred percent attribute this to what I was offered when attending Steele," Bradshaw said.Bradshaw has some advice for current or prospective Steele students."Steele is a place where you have to be self-motivated," she said. "You have to work hard for your achievements, have self-discipline, and be independent."If you do those things, Bradshaw said, "Steele is place for you."Even though she wanted to get an early jump on her career, Bradshaw still had plenty to learn when she got to Steele, she said."During my time there, Steele taught us the values of personal responsibility, integrity, and other components of being college and career ready adults."