East Baton Rouge Schools target dropouts
BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish school system is recruiting students who have dropped out or who are in danger of dropping out to take Internet-based coursework as an alternative route to a diploma.
The push, which includes letters and phone calls to their homes as well as public information meetings on Thursday and Saturday, is meant to attract students ahead of Oct. 1, the day one of two official enrollment counts for Louisiana public schools are taken.
The program would allow students the chance to earn more credits in a shorter period of time than they would in high school.
The goal is to sign 50 student who have already dropped out and 150 more who are in school now but are in danger of dropping out.