A private company is opening a school in Sioux Falls to teach immigrant and refugee students.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A private company is opening a school in Sioux Falls to teach immigrant and refugee students.
School officials hope the "Multicultural Academy'' will help older students who aren't proficient in English to earn their high school diplomas more quickly.
The school expects to get 60 to 75 students. It will be run by a Tennessee company called Ombudsman Educational Services. The school district will pay the company $4,000 per student.
Marcia Gaudet is the new school's director. She says students at the school will typically be older, and many have outside jobs. They'll be allowed to work at their own pace, and they'll have individual help from teachers.
The school will run in two four-hour morning shifts.
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