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School board approves charter for career academy

Asia Ashley Staff Writer

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The Board of Education voted Wednesday afternoon to approve a charter for the Troup County College and Career Academy, a partnership between the Troup County School System and local colleges where high school students can take career-oriented classes.


The state granted $3.15 million for the program at a five-year term to expire June 30, 2018.


The mission statement of the program is to “graduate students that are college and career experienced and geared for success in the 21st century global workforce.”


If approved by the state as a charter school, organizers are planning for the school to open in fall. Enrollment would be open to any high school student in the Troup County School System. A random lottery or selection process will be done if the amount of applicants exceeds the capacity of the program, class, grade level or building.


The Board of Education will announce Jan. 24 where the program will be housed.

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