A Second Chance for Students
PHARR - It's being modeled as one of the most successful high school dropout recovery programs in the state. We are talking about the PSJA and CCTA High School Recovery program.
On Thursday ten school districts throughout the state spent two days at a workshop with PSJA leaders at the College Career and Technology Academy in Pharr.
Since 2007 the program has given high school dropouts between the ages of 18 -26 a second chance to receive their high school diplomas and even take college or trade courses.
Edgar Antonio Rodriguez is one of those student's receiving a second chance. Rodgriguez says, "there is no school like this...this is of it's own kind."
So far 1003 students have obtained their high school diplomas from this program since 2007.
For the students it's more than just receiving a high school diploma, instead they see it as an opportunity to prepare and become more successful in future.
Students in the program on average spend 20-hours per week at the school.