Lee County Schools open new Learning Center

Published: Oct. 7, 2015 at 10:20 PM CDT|Updated: Dec. 16, 2015 at 11:29 PM CST
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LEE COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - Lee County Schools are hoping to give students more flexibly when it comes to earning their diploma with the opening of a new learning center.

Inside the Lee County Learning Center, it's on computers that students are completing their lessons. The learning center became a reality after nearly four years of planning and taking a look at the graduation rate, exit exam results and other data.

"Basically there are two reasons why kids don't finish school, and that's either an academic issue or a social issue. Our schools have done a great job at addressing the academic with intervention, recovery, and credit recovery; those type things. It's the social issues that we need help with," said Stan Cox with Lee County Schools.

Around 20 students are enrolled. This alternative approach to education is giving each student something they wouldn't receive in a normal classroom.

"They are able to set the times when they attend school. Some work or have other needs. They are able to work on the classroom they need at their own pace," said Crystal Adams, Lee County Learning Center Facilitator.

"We try to remove all the barriers. It is just an option for students to attend school, get their academics and graduate either early or on time," said Cox.

For senior Breanna Arnold, choosing to go here was a no brainer, and so far it's proven to be the best decision.

"I'm planning on finishing up before December, getting a job and saving for college," said Arnold.

If you are interested in learning more about the Lee County Learning Center, you can call 334-705-6000.

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