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Getting another chance

By June 24, 2009No Comments

Published : Tuesday, 23 Jun 2009, 4:09 PM EDT WANE New alternative school coming to EACS Chris Hopper crossing_20090623160747_320_240NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WANE) – The Crossing Educational Center helps troubled students get another chance at life. Students who have been expelled or dropped out, even ones who spent time in jail. In April the opportunity to have a center like this was presented to East Allen County Schools. It was ultimately approved. The new private center will work side by side with East Allen Schools. The funding for those students will come from the State, the Crossing will follow State guidelines, and East Allen’s calendar year. The big difference is, the Crossing will focus on life first and education second. They will focus on character development, leadership, and career development. “Instead of telling a kid to go to math and do your math and I really don’t care your dad was shot last night, or your mom went to jail is just ludicrous,” said Crossing Educational Center Executive Director, Rob Staley. “Why not educate them so they can make a living wage, those who graduate our program end up with not only a diploma but there’s also a component of the Crossing that helps them with life skills or a specific trade,” said EACS Board President Stephen Terry. EACS and the Crossing will work together to decide which students are eligible for the program. The Crossing is still looking for a facility in East Allen County. Administrators will have one before school starts in the fall. The East Allen Campus will be the eighth in Indiana. —- View Local WANE Fort Wayne Article: Click Here]]>