A new program is aimed at getting high school diplomas for the 200,000 Kansan adults (10%) without one.

The Central Plains Diploma Completion Program is completely online and free to Kansans who are over age 20 and have completed at least some of the 10th grade. The program is hosted by the Central Plains Unified School District 112 in conjunction with online education company Graduation Alliance.

“Historically, dropout recovery efforts across the nation have been targeted at teenagers,” says Greg Harp, chief development officer for Graduation Alliance. “But working-age adults who could benefit from a pathway to a high school diploma have been left out. This new program is a way of saying ‘you matter and you haven’t been forgotten.’”

Not having a high school diploma often limits work opportunities and chances of promotion. For info on the free program, visit KansasDiploma.com.

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