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 June 1, 2006    

Valdosta --   Several South Georgia high schools get money to improve graduation rates and better prepare students for college. 

Lowndes High School in  is one of 10 schools selected to share a $650,000 grant.

Governor Sonny Perdue selected the schools to be a part of the National Governors Association grant program.  "They've made a lot of headway in student achievement with test scores and so the state department saw potential in improving the overall graduation rate so they chose Lowndes High School," said Community Relations officer Jennifer Hattaway.  

The money will be used to increase participation in Advanced Placement Classes, teacher training, and virtual learning.

Bainbridge High School is the other area school selected. Principals of the 10 schools will meet soon to discuss the best ways to use the grant money.

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