Lafayette

Jan 24, 2013 1:32 PM by AP

90 teens join Lafayette dropout program

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - About 90 teens who dropped out of Lafayette Parish public schools in recent years have enrolled in a new program designed to help them complete their credits and earn a diploma.

Officials said Wednesday that is a good start for the partnership between the Lafayette Parish School System and NoDropouts, a Utah-based company that works with school districts across the country.

Under the Will Graduate program, students will get mentors, online coaches, social resources and computers to help them take high school-level courses online.

Doug Bonner, district director for NoDropouts, tells The Advertiser that students must complete at least a half-credit each month to continue in the program.

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