More than 140 students graduate from Life Skills

01.18.2013

White Hat Management announces more than 140 students from its 16 Life Skills Centers in Ohio will graduate during commencement ceremonies at various locations in the state in January.


DOWNTOWN AKRON – White Hat Management announces more than 140 students from its 16 Life Skills Centers in Ohio will graduate during commencement ceremonies at various locations in the state in January.

“Watching students achieve their goals of graduation is what gives me the fuel to go strong for the next six months until the next ceremony in June,” said Crystal Garmon, administrator for Life Skills Center of Elyria. “The graduation ceremony is truly moving. The excitement and energy projected by the families of our students is like nothing else. For many families, this is the first person to graduate from high school.”

All Life Skills graduates have met the Ohio requirements for graduation and all graduates earn a high school diploma. Life Skills offers an alternative high school education to students between the ages of 16-21. Class hours and curriculum are designed to be flexible enough to fit each individual’s needs. In addition to computer-based learning and highly qualified teachers available for one-on-one attention, Life Skills assists students outside of the classroom with job placement and counseling for higher education.

“These kids overcome a lot of barriers and need to learn skills that you don’t get in a traditional school,” said Maggie Ford, chief academic officer at White Hat Management. “We have to look at their history and determine what they need to be successful. If you attend one graduation ceremony, you will be moved forever.”

Life Skills gives nontraditional students an option for obtaining a high school degree. Life Skills fits the needs of a variety of students with different backgrounds and lifestyles, including: students returning to high school, accelerated students, pregnant students, students who need high school credit recovery, teen mothers, students working and going to school, and families with special circumstances.

If you’re interested in learning more about Life Skills and would like to interview Maggie Ford, chief academic officer at White Hat Management, call 330-535-6868 or email Maggie.ford@whitehatmgmt.com.

About Life Skills Centers
Life Skills offers an alternative high school education to students between the ages of 16-21. Class hours and curriculum are designed to be flexible enough to fit each individual’s needs. In addition to computer-based learning and highly qualified teachers available for one-on-one attention, Life Skills assists students outside of the classroom with job placement and counseling for higher education.

For more information about Life Skills, visit http://lifeskillscenters.com.

About White Hat Management
White Hat Management contracts and assists nonprofit corporations that hold charters or see a need for a charter school in their community. White Hat Management operates 33 schools in three states under the auspices of two separate educational ventures. The Academies are tuition-free and are open to students in grades K-8 throughout the state of Ohio. Life Skills Centers are alternative education charter schools serving students between the ages of 16 and 21 in Ohio, Colorado and Arizona.
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