LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — South Louisiana Community College's chancellor has asked the Lafayette Parish School Board to put up $1 million toward a $17 million building on the college campus.

What the school district would get in exchange is the opportunity to expand its Early College Academy, a high school on the college campus.

Students at the academy can earn an associate's degree from SLCC at the same time they are earning a high school diploma.

Chancellor Natalie Harder said about 250 Lafayette Parish students are enrolled in the program and the additional space would allow the program to expand to 1,000 students.

The program is housed in the college's main academic building, which the college outgrew years ago.