Yes, I guess I should have explained it better. :o). If he passes Spanish III with a C or higher, he will get college credit for Freshman Spanish. Depending on how many classes you can swing your Jr and Sr years, you could start college with almost enough credit to be considered a Sophomore.
Does that make him a Junior this year? My DD's school offers something like this through the local Community College but only for Jr and Sr students. She's a Soph. this year.
I DO know 2 girls (friends of my oldest) that both graduated High School with their Diploma + A.A. Degree through this program. Yes, they both applied and were accepted as Sophmores at University of Washington and cant remember the younger girls University- WSU I think. Thats a HUGE saving for their Uni costs!
Yes, they are very, very common in my state.