Ivana Markovic's high school record is good enough for her to be accepted by five top-notch universities, but not good enough for the state Board of Education to give her a diploma.

The board says she finished her high school work too quickly.Markovic, 16, will enroll this fall at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, turning down Vanderbilt, Duke Emory and Georgia Tech.

But she'll do so without her Parkview High School diploma, thanks to a 7-2 vote this week by the state school board, which refused to bend its rule requiring all high school credits to be earned in high school.

Markovic, a Yugoslavian native who speaks three languages, took two of her high school courses in middle school, so they don't count, even though she made A's in both.