Academy success stories

More students are graduating high school this year through two alternative academies in Johnson County.

Center Grove Alternative Academy and Clark-Pleasant Academy, where students can finish their diplomas through online programming, are boasting larger graduating classes this year.

Clark-Pleasant has 43 graduates this spring, compared to 33 last spring, said Clark-Pleasant Academy student services coordinator Lisa Morris.

Center Grove will have around 40 graduates this year, which is an increase from last school year, said Center Grove Alternative Academy director Beth Bryant.

Each student has a different motivation for finishing their degrees, ranging from getting married to having a child to proving to friends and family that they could earn their diploma.

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Center Grove Alternative Academy and Clark-Pleasant Academy will be graduating more than 80 students this week.

Center Grove Alternative Academy

When: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Center Grove High School auditorium, 2717 S. Morgantown Road, Greenwood

Clark-Pleasant Academy

When: 6 p.m. Thursday

Where: Clark Pleasant Academy, 129 U.S. 31, Whiteland