The school operates on a non-traditional schedule
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Created: 1/27/2010 4:33:25 PM
The Guilford County Schools Twilight School has been expanded from 80 to 100 students for the second semester.
The expansion, which is paid for by the state's
Disadvantaged Student Supplemental Funding, is part of the district's
efforts to expand opportunities for students to earn high school
"Part of the 2012 Strategic Plan is to increase the
high school graduation rate," said John Modest, Northern Region
superintendent. "We have asked principals to help us identify students
who are eligible for the Twilight program, but are not currently taking
advantage of it. As a result, we are excited that we were able to reach
20 more students."
Last semester, 30 students graduated from the
Twilight School, bringing the total number of graduates to 130 since the
inception of the program two years ago. "This number is especially
significant, considering for many of these students, graduation at one
time seemed impossible." Modest explained.
Students from across the district who have
circumstances that make the regular high school setting more difficult
attend classes at Twilight on a non-traditional schedule. The school
operates Monday through Thursday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.