Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
September 14, 2012 11:34 am EDT


MOUNT VERNON — Treasurer Heather Darnold said the highlight of the Knox County Educational Service Center school board meeting on Wednesday was a presentation by three Learning Center students, two of whom have successfully used the Virtual Academy programs to recover credits and graduate with or ahead of their class. The students each gave a brief account of their lives and their experiences at the learning center.


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Logan Rothgeb, Mount Vernon alumnus, explained how getting his diploma ahead of schedule through the virtual academy helped him get a job and a break on college tuition. Rothgeb completed 12.5 credits in one year and finished two years of high school in one year as a junior. Additionally, said Learning Center principal Quinn Haas, his GPA was a 2.60.

Desirae Eckert, Fredericktown High School and the Knox County Career Center, was candid and shared that she initially hated the idea of being required to go to the Learning Center, but how it truly became the best decision made for her academic success.

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