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April 9, 2014

Success Academy Graduates: Different Roads to a Diploma

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Produced by: Rob Diaz de Villegas, Kim Kelling-Engstrom
Original Air Date: April 9, 2014

Traditional high schools don't help every kind of student. That's why in Leon County, the Success Academy was created. Many of the students felt like they'd arrived in prison; though the structured, distraction free environment grew on many of the students we interviewed as they saw their classroom performance improve. The reasons these students chose to enroll here vary. Some fell in with the wrong crowd, others had trouble focusing. Some had circumstances that kept them out of the classroom. The thing they all have in common is a desire to complete their education and move on to successful lives. That's why they're the Success Academy's spring 2014 graduating class.

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