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County considering ‘GED option pathway’

Posted: Thursday, Nov 21st, 2013

TENNERTON — The Upshur County school system has applied to the West Virginia State Department of Education to offer another path to graduation for students who may not receive their diploma otherwise.

Jodie Akers, director of student services, said the GED Option Pathway is something the school system had been considering, and it is now ready to move forward.

“It is for our academically at-risk students,” she said. “We have been in these discussions, but having our transitional school in place, we weren’t sure if this would be a program that really would benefit our students.”

The transitional school in Upshur County is similar in that students spend half the day at the transitional school and the other half either at Fred Eberle Technical Center or back at the high school taking regular classes.

For the complete article see the 11-18-2013 issue.

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