OSCEOLA, AR (KAIT) - Almost 60 percent of Osceola High School students graduated in 2010. Last year, that number jumped to 82 percent.
Superintendent Michael Cox attributes part of this success to the school's Choices Program.
"They weren't going to finish high school unless we did something," Cox said.
The Choices Program is an alternative school that brings high school dropouts back to the classroom to show them there are other options. Students learn to make better choices and have more one-on-one time with their teachers.
Cox said the program is all about second chances.
"I started off high school with all A's and B's," student Ronisha Carbin said.
However, Carbin said her grades started to change.
"I was pregnant so that's why my grades kept falling and falling," Carbin said.
Carbin missed a lot of school days to have her two children, which made her fall further and further behind. Her teachers then enrolled her in the Choices Program to get her back on track.
"I had ten classes on my list, and I finished 16 in all," Carbin said.
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