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'Movin' On Up' orientation helps students succeed


Dougherty County school officials want to work with rising 9th graders and their parents to make sure they succeed in high school.

The school system's "Movin' On Up" orientation will teach students about courses, credit requirements, and counseling.

School officials say it's important for students and parents to know the requirements to make sure they graduate.

"Bell schedules work different in high school," said school spokesman R.D. Harter. "Opportunities are much different in terms of student organizations, clubs and activities. And so this will give a student an overall orientation, a look at high school and what high school life is like."

The program is Thursday at 6 p.m. The orientation for Dougherty High will be held at the former Dougherty International Education Middle School. All others will meet on their zoned high school campuses.

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