Editorial: Alternative programs meet students’ needs

Without special efforts by local districts, dozens of students might never have completed their high school courses.

Some were students who hadn’t finished because of life circumstances, such as the need to earn money for the household or because they become parents. Others were students who found themselves unable to focus properly in a traditional classroom. Still others had dropped out of school short of graduation and needed only a few credits to earn a diploma.

All received help and found success through alternative academies operated by local public school districts.

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