More staff needed for growing alternative degree program

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The online alternative program at Franklin Community High School doesn’t have enough teachers to keep up with its students.

Franklin started the program, called Finish Strong, three years ago for current and former students in Johnson County who wanted to earn their high school diploma outside traditional classrooms.

Participants include parents, full-time workers and those who can’t focus in 25-student classes.

They complete the work leading up to the exams on their own time anywhere they can find an Internet connection.

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