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E L High School Home Study Academy
To Open Mid-January

E L High School Home Study Academy, a non-traditional high school completion program, will open for business in mid-January, and will offer those who want to get their high school diploma the opportunity without the pressure and inconvenience of required seat time and standardized tests. Elaine Lucas, city council member for almost 25 years and owner of E Lucas Consulting, is the director of this program. She recently left the Bibb School System with 38 years of experience in elementary, middle, and high school teaching and counseling. She holds the Bachelors, Master's, and Educational Specialist degrees in education and is also certified in Guidance and Counseling. Lucas has broad experience in working with the underserved in our community and wants to offer a high school diploma to those willing to work independently. This program, open to those 16 and older, is self-paced and textbook based with each student’s learning style and interests used for placement in appropriate texts.

The high school academy is open for advance registration which requires a $50 registration fee and an official high school transcript. This school is open to students 16 years old and older who wish to complete high school requirements for their own sense of accomplishment or for job or post-secondary education. Lucas and her staff will evaluate transcripts, guide the educational progress of students, evaluate assessments, and certify completion of course work. A Board of Advisors has been developed and is made up of former school superintendents, retired administrators, veteran guidance counselors, college professors, attorneys, veteran teachers and community leaders. This Board will monitor and evaluate student and overall school progress. Lucas has applied for certification through the Georgia Accrediting Commission so that students will be able to attend college or technical schools after graduation if they wish. Dr. Henry Ficklin, veteran educator and city council member, will declare students eligible for graduation. For more information and an application, please stop by E Lucas Consulting at 841 Forsyth St. or call 478-257-6767 or 737-2829.

elaine lucas
Elaine Lucas