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Apr 17, 2014 8:06 AM by AP (MGN Online)

Career Academy will close at end of school year

After months of fruitless efforts to secure a home, the board of directors of Career Academy agreed unanimously the career-oriented high school will close its doors next month when this school year ends.
The Advocate reports on Thursday the board is holding off a decision on whether to relinquish the school's five-year charter with the East Baton Rouge Parish school system. The charter is not scheduled to expire until 2016.
The closure of Career Academy means about 190 ninth-, 10th- and 11th-graders will have to find another high school this fall. The senior class of about 50 students is set to graduate in May.

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