Dropout Recovery Program to graduate 140


Another group of will graduate from the Birmingham City Schools Dropout Recovery Program this week. {}The program have a graduation ceremony, Thursday, May 16, 2013, at 10 a.m. The graduation will be held in the Boutwell Auditorium Exhibition Hall.{}140 students, ages 17 to 21 who had dropped out of school, will receive their diplomas."The May 2013 class will bring the total number of students who have graduated since the program began in January 2011 to 368," writes system spokesperson Michaelle Chapman. "In May 2011, 33 graduated, followed by 38 in August 2011. In 2012, 100 students received diplomas in May and another 57 in August."