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WINGS program ‘officially open’ after ribbon cutting

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DESOTO - DeSoto Independent School District held a Ribbon Cutting and Open House of WINGS (Where I Now Gain Success), the district’s new dropout recovery program for the area, on Wednesday, Sept. 28 to declare the school "officially" open.

Program staff, teachers and mentors were joined by district administrators, board and city leaders to cut the ribbon on the new, unique school.

The WINGS program, targeting dropouts age 16-25, is developed as flexible, self-paced courses at a school located at 200 Hampton Road.

Courses are taught 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and as well as some Saturday morning courses.

Course offerings are based on participants’ credit recovery needs.

The $100,000 TEA grant-funded program can accommodate up to 50 students who have dropped out of a Texas public secondary school.

While the program is directly targeted at former DeSoto ISD students, all interested individuals will be considered regardless of district residency.

The transformation is currently taking place for 18 area dropouts recovering credit and earning their high school diploma or GED.

Do you know someone who may be interested in more information about the WINGS Program?

Contact Grant Coordinator Lee Merryman at 972-274-8212 ext. 492 for more information and enrollment details.

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