High School "Drop-Back-In" OPEN HOUSE
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Teenagers and young adults who left school before earning a diploma now have a chance to drop back into school — without ever stepping foot on campus. An open house will be held for Ascension Parish residents from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at East Ascension High School to introduce potential students, families and supporters to the Ascension Parish Graduation Alliance program.
The free initiative is aimed at people between the ages of 16 and 21 who don’t yet have a high school diploma or GED. Once re-enrolled, participants are connected to a personal mentor, 24-7 tutors and a local advocate dedicated to helping students overcome whatever obstacles have prevented prior academic success. Students also will be provided, free of charge, a wireless-enabled laptop computer on which they can complete their high school coursework. For more information, call 888-615-6115.