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E L High School Academy
Receives Accreditation

Macon-based E L High School Home Study Academy has been accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission. The Ga Accrediting Commission was established in 1904 at the University of Georgia and is charged with examining and accrediting educational institutions in the state. The school, owned and directed by retired educator Elaine Huckabee Lucas, who is also a veteran city council member, will award the high school diploma in January and June of each year. The school was accredited after successfully documenting 27 standards of quality for the high school completion program. Accreditation by this organization means that diplomas received by students of E L High School Academy will be accepted by colleges, technical schools, the military, or wherever students choose to continue their study. To receive the high school diploma, students must complete 22 credits, 50 community service hours, obtain a library card, and participate in school-sponsored seminars.

The high school academy accepts school dropouts who are at least 16 years old with a strong desire to earn the high school diploma. Students submit an application with a $50 application fee and an official transcript for admission. The director/counselor evaluates transcripts and enrolls students who register initially for one class. After successful completion of the first class, students may accelerate their progress by taking two classes at a time. Other fees include a $25 book rental fee per class and a $35 per month tuition fee. The school is seeking churches and individuals to sponsor student scholarships.

The high school academy has a Distinguished Educators Board of Advisors made up of retired school superintendents, retired teachers and educators, attorneys, college professors, elected officials, ministers, and civic leaders. Mr. Johnny Neil Smith, consultant with the GAC, recommended approval and presented the certificate of accreditation to Elaine Lucas and Board Chair Rev. Dr. Henry Ficklin at the school’s open house celebration on September 30th. The school is located at 841 Forsyth Street and can be reached at (478) 257-6767 or 737-2829.
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