The Carroll County School District is offering a new alternative for its seniors who may not pass their state test to graduate.
Last Thursday, Aug. 9, the Carroll County School District Board of Trustees approved a memorandum of understanding with Family First’s New Learning Resources and New Summit School. The program will allow students to obtain their diploma while still on campus at J.Z. George, as opposed to having to sit out until the state test re-take days become available.
Students who enroll in the program will attend New Summit High School but will remain on campus at J.Z. George and take classes online. The district will transfer the students out of Carroll County into New Summit School, and it won’t hurt the districts numbers.
The online virtual high school is accredited through the Mississippi Department of Education, and students can still attend college after graduating from the program.
In other news, the board:
• Spread on the minutes that the Carroll County School District maintained its accreditation
• Approved the new 2018-2019 substitute list
• Accepted a donation from Steven and Nancy Fortenberry
• Approved employee salary changes for the 2018-2019 school year