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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Consolidated Schools has an alternative method of teaching â€“ should it be necessary for students.
Itâ€™s known as the TROY (Teaching and Reaching Our Youth) Center, located in the former Etna-Troy school facility, 4905 N -550 W, rural Columbia City.
A student attending the center has to be referred from his or her attending school. The program is different for every individual; it can be to graduate, to continue education or to simply provide an environment to work on assignments, depending on the situation.
â€śIt truly is an alternative method of learning for those that may not be succeeding in our normal school system,â€ť said WCCS Superintendent Dr. Pat Oâ€™Connor.
â€śItâ€™s a option when there is no other option available. These students would be out of school.â€ť
Results and progress for the TROY Center were reported at the WCCS board meeting this week.
For the 2010-2011 school year, WCCS had 24 students enrolled in the program. Of the 24, 10 remained at the center for the first trimester of the 2011-2012 school year.