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February 2, 2015 at 5:00 AM

For dropouts, free program offers route back toward HS diploma

Inside Federal Way's brand new Acceleration Academy. Photo courtesy FWPS

Inside Federal Way’s brand new Acceleration Academy. Photo courtesy FWPS

Eight hundred former Federal Way students who never earned their high school diplomas should expect a phone call from the school district. Or perhaps a knock on the door.

All are eligible for a free program to get them back on track toward earning a high school credential, and the district is in search mode.

“We’re out there canvassing, knocking on doors, hanging up fliers at malls, making phone calls,” said Ron Mayberry, who oversees Federal Way’s new Acceleration Academy. “We’ll be able to take whatever kids walk through the door.”

The program, which opens Monday, is modeled on iGrad, a successful effort in nearby Kent that has helped dozens of dropouts earn high school diplomas and GED certificates in the past two years.

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