New diploma program in Morgan County

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By Tia Lynn Ivey

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Morgan County is incorporating a new program offered by Foothills Charter High School to enhance the community’s educational opportunities. A free non-traditional high school program will be offered at Morgan County Middle School (MCMS) to provide another avenue for people to earn their high school diplomas. We are delighted to be able to partner with Foothills Charter High School right here in Morgan County,” said Sarah Burbach, assistant superintendent of Morgan County Schools. “We have been working with Foothills for quite a while in order to support their unique and proven services of a free, non-traditional ‘second chance’ public high school to Morgan County and are so pleased that it has opened its doors here!”

According to Director Davis Bell, Foothills is a Charter High School, which offers students an opportunity to earn a Georgia high school diploma in a non-traditional setting. “Students that are enrolled will find a helpful, caring environment with an enormous amount of support from Faculty and staff. A foothills diploma can open up new opportunities-start a new career or go to College,” said Bell. “Positives for the community are that graduation rates will increase-high school diplomas mean better jobs. Foothills works closely with our school system. We’re not competing. We’re meeting an identified need.”

MCMS hosted an open house last Thursday to celebrate the new program in Morgan County. Classes begin on January 11. Classes are free and offered Monday through Thursday, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The program offers a self-paced curriculum with flexible attendance to accommodate working students.  To find out more information about the Foothills Education Charter Public High School, call the Morgan County Board of Education at (706) 342-0752.

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