The Lauderdale County School Board has approved a contract with the company, GradeResults. The online program is designed to decrease the LCSD's dropout rate. The initiative will offer people 15 to 21-years-old, who have dropped out of high school, been adjudicated and are not able to currently meet graduation standards an opportunity to receive a high school diploma from the Lauderdale County School District. The initiative will also be offered to home-school students.
Participants enrolled in the program will not attend classes on campuses. Instead, they will each be given a laptop along with internet access. Plus, an on-site project manager will meet periodically with students.
"This program will help some of our students who have difficulty in traditional classroom settings," said LCSD Superintendent Dr. John-Mark Cain. "This will also help with our graduation rate. We look forward to partnering with GradeResults and other community partners in the future."
The district's goal is to have students enrolled in the program by the end of November. The LCSD is the second school district in Mississippi to partner with GradeResults in this effort. The Lauderdale County School District's graduation rate for the 2018-2019 school year was 84%.
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