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Registration open for VWSD’s free adult high school diploma program

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The Vicksburg Warren School District is pleased to announce that, beginning May 4, 2021, adults who have not yet earned their high school diploma and were previously VWSD students, or are parents of a current VWSD student, or are currently a VWSD employee, will be able to earn their high school diploma online for free.

Along with a high school diploma, participants can also increase their marketability in a career they are passionate about by completing career courses to earn industry certifications in an area of interest. Participants earn their diploma and/or industry certificates online at their own pace in the comfort of their home or anywhere with wifi access.

“Earning a high school diploma opens doors,” said VWSD Superintendent Chad Shealy, “and we want to help former students, family members of our current students and any employees bridge education to employment, just like we are for our currently enrolled students.”

Earning a high school diploma leads to a higher earning potential. According to the Economic Policy Institute, those with a HS diploma earned about $4 more per hour than those without a high school diploma. It can also lower the risk of being unemployed. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that, in 2017, the unemployment rate for high school graduates was 5.3 percent compared to 7.7 percent for those who had less than a high school degree.

“We care about our students, both past and present, and this is the right thing to do for our families and our community.” Shealy said, “I am proud of the innovative leadership of the VWSD Board and believe that this program will be a game-changer for individuals and for Warren County.”

Individuals who are interested in learning more about VWSD’s Adult Diploma Program or registering to participate, can call 601-638-3813, email [email protected], or visit www.vwsd.org/adulted for more information.

Interested individuals can register online at https://forms.gle/9Z3oW7Nw12PbBMPe6

Two community information sessions are planned. Individuals who have questions or need additional information about the Adult Diploma Program are encouraged to attend.

Vicksburg High School
Auditorium (Enter from Confederate Avenue)
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
6 p.m.
Warren Central High School
Auditorium
Thursday, May 6, 2021
6 p.m.

VWSD

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