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High school receives large grant to help students graduate

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CAIRO, GA (WALB) -

Cairo High School's college and career academy is one of three centers in the state chosen to receive a $3.15 million grant.

The academies are partnerships between school systems and technical colleges that help students graduate and get ready for jobs in high demand fields.

Officials at Southwest Georgia Technical College say the program is growing and will benefit a lot of students.

"Every student, not just one, every student at Cairo High School has the opportunity to participate in the College and Career Academy and they will leave that school being fully prepared to graduate from high school, to enter post-secondary education," said Vice President of Student Affairs Joyce Halstead. "Or they will even be prepared to enter the workforce."

The money will be used to enhance current programs and identify new programs. The Coffee County Academy also received state grants.

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