Making 'POINTS' with at-risk kids
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The purpose of the POINTS (Pursuing Opportunities in Non-Traditional Settings) school program is to provide an alternative setting in which students may achieve academic success through credit recovery and acceleration with an electronic self-paced curriculum, aligned with the district standards in order to meet graduation goals.

Every student enrolled in the program will have the opportunity to achieve the goal to graduate from high school, said Supt. Rick Albritton. 

The POINTS program provides a supportive learning environment that meets the individual educational needs of students at risk of dropping out of school.  The school will provide credit recovery for high school graduation and give the students the educational skills needed to enroll in college. 

Applications are available at Gilmer High School. Spaces in the POINTS program are very limited and may not always be available, Albritton said.

This program will be directed by Lola Hollis, who has 31 years’ experience in education. Twenty-six of those years have been with Gilmer ISD, with eight years at Gilmer Junior High as a math teacher and 18 as an assistant principal at Gilmer High.

The POINTS program is located at the Gilmer ISD administration building at 500 S. Trinity. Entry to the campus is located downstairs, and can be accessed from the east side of the building.

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