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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Some people need to walk a path different from others.
Eagle Opportunity is a pilot program that will launch for Whitley County Consolidated Schools (WCCS) next year.
The purpose of the endeavor is to provide an alternative for students who are expelled, allowing them a way back into the classroom. The target age group is grades 6 through 12.
Funding for the program will come from grant money obtained from the state by the district. This will provide funding for the first year of Eagle Opportunityâ€™s existence.
â€śWe applied for an alternative education grant from the state,â€ť said WCCS Superintendent Pat Oâ€™Connor. â€śWe will be able to staff the program with current faculty.
Eagle Opportunity will be housed at Columbia City High School. It will run on a three-hour schedule and will include more than just classroom work.
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