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GSW touts student alert program

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

Georgia Southwestern State College has a new program to identify and help struggling students.

Before the school started using BEACON, advisors may not have realized a student was in danger of failing a class until midterms.

Now, faculty members, advisors and coaches are working together to help struggling students right off the bat and administrators think it's working.

"So they aren't there to find their own alerts, students aren't waiting to hear something about themselves. It gives us a chance to reach out to them in a more personal way," said Helen Tate academic affairs associate VP. The alert program will post a message online and send students an email to let them know they're not doing well in a class.

Administrators can add personal messages or comments within the alert to better serve the student.

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