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Virtual learning classes may improve high school graduation rate

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GREENBRIER COUNTY (WVVA) -

(Greenbrier County, WV) School officials say the graduation rate at Greenbrier East High School was 93 percent last year and this year the graduation rate should be similar or higher.

Debbie McClintic, Greenbrier East assistant principal, had this to say of the expected graduation rate for the 2017-2018 school year, "We’ve been recognized by the state for the last two years for our high graduation rate and we’re hoping to attain at least that or higher for this year."

School officials attributed the high graduation rates of years past to programs like SPARK and Option Pathway, which help students falling behind in school. This year school officials say the addition of virtual learning classes could lead to an even higher graduation rate. 

McClintic said, "We’re giving kids lots of options. You know lots of different pathways to reach graduation, to get their diploma.”

Greenbrier County was one of the first counties in West Virginia to implement the virtual learning courses.

Greenbrier East High School graduation is May 26.

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