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New charter school partnership lets students earn associates degrees

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

A charter school and technical college are working together to get more students to continue their education.

Bishop Hall Charter School recently broke ground on a new 22-thousand square foot facility near Southwest Georgia Technical College.

It's paid for with $3 million in education SPLOST revenue.

Students will be able to earn an associate's degree from the college when they graduate from high school.

"They've been a great partner for us," said Board Chair Dr. Terrel Solana. "We feel like this will help the students go to the next level, the post secondary level, while they're still in school here. That's a real plus."

The new facility will feature several upgrades and will serve students in 8th through 12th grades.

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