ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION: Eagle Opportunity to help students in need

COLUMBIA CITY — 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 Opportunity’s existence.“We applied for an alternative education grant from the state,” said WCCS Superintendent Pat O’Connor. “We 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.To read the rest of this story, see the June 10 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.