Program geared to assist high school dropouts

Program geared to assist high school dropouts

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - East Baton Rouge Parish School System is currently recruiting selected students for enrollment in an innovative new academic program for  high school students 17 years of age and older who are at risk of dropping out of school. The program is also geared to those who have already left school without graduating.

The program is called Moving Forward. It's a flexible academic program that involves an interactive web-based instruction along with teachers who are available online around the clock. The program requires only a half day of in-class participation. Students who successfully complete the program earn a regular high school diploma.

"This program is intended to engage at-risk students and former students who have dropped out of school in a quality alternative education experience tailored to their needs,” said Superintendent Bernard Taylor Jr. “It is certainly the case that some of our students and former students are challenged for many reasons taking the traditional path to a high school diploma. This program provides an attractive alternative way of achieving this goal."

The district is hosting two informational meetings for anyone interested in the program. They will be held:

• Thursday, Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. -- Instructional Resource Center, 1022 South Foster Drive, Baton Rouge 70806

• Saturday, Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. -- McKinley Alumni Center, 1520 Thomas H. Delpit Drive, Baton Rouge 70802

For more information, call (225) 922-5663.

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