A south Georgia high school is no longer on a state watch list, after huge progress in their graduation rate. The school was a focus school since 2012.
Crisp County high school set a system record in 2014 with a 70% graduation rate.
Principal Russell Sowell says the school began to monitor each student individually and offered extra help for the students who were struggling.
"Our teachers bought in," he said. "All I can do is lay out there what I think we need to do and our teachers get after it. And our kids started buying in and putting in the work that needed to be done."
Sowell also credits an extended learning period that each student has for 30 minutes each day.