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Thomasville High summer program geared toward 9th graders

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THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - School leaders in Thomasville say a new program will better prepare incoming ninth graders academically and socially for high school.

Tuesday was the last day of Bulldog Academy, a 2-week program that focused on helping rising 9th graders acclimate to high school.

Tuesday speakers from area industries stopped by Thomasville High to help students understand the job market and how important it is to stay in school and earn a diploma.

The program served about 50 kids a day this summer and was sponsored by Thomasville's Rotary Club.

"Thomasville Rotary is very concerned about helping our graduation rates go up. And we thought this was one way we could do something meaningful," said Georgia Keeling with the Thomasville Rotary Club.

"We believe if we can keep them in school in ninth grade, we can keep them all four years. So we have to get a good foundation," said Principal Todd Mobley of Thomasville High School.

Students got to tour the school and meet teachers.

The program also included daily accelerated math and english classes that covered what students can expect during the new year.

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