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Caddo, Calcasieu plan high school 5th year pilot programs

Police in Dixon, Illinois are investigating after the high school received a call making mention of "Milby". Police in a release said the school received the call Monday morning from an older male who said "the school should be looking into students that failed to attend school today, as they might have another Milby situation." (MGN Image)
Police in Dixon, Illinois are investigating after the high school received a call making mention of "Milby". Police in a release said the school received the call Monday morning from an older male who said "the school should be looking into students that failed to attend school today, as they might have another Milby situation." (MGN Image)(KWQC)
Published: Jan. 14, 2020 at 3:55 PM CST
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Some Caddo and Calcasieu Parish students can spend an extra year in high school, working toward advanced credentials in a pilot program that's spreading from New Orleans to northwest and southwest Louisiana.

Authorities say the parishes' “extension academies” will allow debt-free training for students who have enough credits to graduate but don't qualify for Louisiana's free college and trade school tuition programs.

Like the one in New Orleans, the pilot programs will cover three years.

The new ones are planned to start in the 2020-21 school year with up to 25 students.

Officials say New Orleans' program has 17 students.

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