Doughtery County Schools are working to increase their graduation rate.

Dougherty County School System is considering making some changes in hopes of bringing higher graduation rates to Dougherty County, reported

The county schools would partner with the technical college system to get kids graduating and moving right into higher education by essentially taking career-based courses that allow for college credit at technical colleges. This will in turn bring a better workforce to Southwest Georgia and the state at large.

"Instead of electives, students will have the opportunity to take career-based courses that have college credit at a technical college. And these can lead to a technical certificate, to a technical college diploma, and ultimately a job," said Dougherty County School System spokesman, R.D. Harter.

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