New CUNY school offers dropouts the chance to finish their education

CUNY is now offering teens a second chance at getting a high school diploma.

The CUNY Preparatory Transitional High School is set to open its doors by the end of the month. Students between the ages of 16 and 18, who have at least completed up to 7th grade, now have the opportunity to go to a school that is tailored to their needs. The school offers a free one-year program to help the kids get their diploma and hopefully move on to college.

The program will be rigorous and will focus on reading and writing. School officials say it is an innovative way to help teens earn the credits they need to go back to regular high school or earn a GED.

The next open house for CUNY Prep admissions will be held on October 15. For more information call (718) 960-6900.

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