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  • WY: One small school making big dreams come true
    Summary: This public online high school has taken students' dreams of graduating and turned them into reality. The school, run by a Native American school district, was born out of necessity—unreasonable distances to school, highly inconsistent attendance, and a sixty to seventy percent drop-out rate. The school, accredited and embraced by the state board of education and the Wyoming Department of Education, offers expanded curriculum with subjects not normally available in Wyoming high schools (with science curriculum such as oceanography). The result? Students' mastery of core subjects and their standardized test scores are on the rise, students are staying in school, and they're graduating.

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