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Eighteen Hernando County School District students earn diplomas through special program

BROOKSVILLE — Eighteen students will be honored this week for completing the Technology Oriented Performance Program at the Hernando School District's Star Center.

TOPP lets students who lack credits to participate in individually paced computer course work to earn high school diplomas.

The Star Center offers a one-year version of the program, which is voluntary. Students must be seniors and at least 17 years old, and they must pass a proficiency test. Students must meet behavior and attendance standards to remain in the program.

They must also pass the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test and the General Educational Development test to graduate.

This year's students, all from Springstead High School, are eligible to walk with their class at graduation tonight.

The Star Center's TOPP director, Walter Russ, said the program's success percentage rate was high and the program will be repeated next year.

Eighteen Hernando County School District students earn diplomas through special program 06/03/09 [Last modified: Thursday, June 4, 2009 10:02am]
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