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Pilot program could change traditional high school model

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) - Six Mississippi schools districts have been invited to participate in a pilot program designed to give students options other than the traditional 4-year track to a diploma.

The schools are Corinth, Tupelo, Jackson, Madison County, Gulfport and Clarksdale.

Corinth schools Superintendent Lee Childress tells The Daily Corinthian that the Mississippi Department of Education is enthusiastic about the program.

He says the state is offering assurances that it will work to remove barriers to the program, such as funding. He says the state also is working on agreements that would be necessary with the community colleges.

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