Partnership aims to help non-traditional students earn high school diplomas

Photo courtesy of Cyber Education Center Kiani Lumas received her high school diploma following completion of Cyber Education Center’s online classes.

Photo courtesy of Cyber Education Center
Kiani Lumas received her high school diploma following completion of Cyber Education Center’s online classes.

Pro-Literacy Detroit has partnered with Cyber Education Center to provide free online classes to help Michigan students, ages 15 to 22, earn high school diplomas.

The program is designed for non-traditional students who are seeking a flexible alternative to achieve their education objectives.

CEC’s online classes meet Michigan curriculum standards and are authorized through Redford Union School District. They enable students to learn at their own pace and receive a laptop and Internet connection at no cost. Students are also assigned a personal academic coach and work with certified teachers and mentors online or in person.

Students will receive credit toward their diploma, for classes already taken.

The deadline for registration for the 2017-18 school year is Aug 7. All Michigan residents are eligible.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for students who have difficulty learning in a traditional classroom setting or whose life situation and social circumstances keep them from attending classes during regular school hours,” said Margaret Williamson, executive director of Pro-Literacy Detroit. “We have years of experience providing literacy training and pairing adult and non-traditional learners with tutors and mentors. Our partnership with Cyber Education Center will help us fill the gap for people who need a customized program to help them succeed.”

For more information and to earn a high school diploma, call Pro-Literacy Detroit at 313-872-7720. People also can enroll in person at the Pro-Literacy Detroit office, 12300 Morang Drive in Detroit. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

About Pro-Literacy Detroit

Founded in 1984 and based in Detroit, Pro-Literacy Detroit is a non-profit organization that aims to solve adult illiteracy by matching students with dedicated, volunteer tutors and providing online learning programs to help them achieve their goals. For more information, go to www.ProliteracyDetroit.org or call 313-872-7720.

About Cyber Education Center

Located in Redford, Cyber Education Center (www.CyberEdCenter.org) serves as an umbrella for schools operating under the Seat Time Waiver and Cyber School of Excellence designation by the Michigan Department of Education. All classes are aligned with Michigan curriculum standards and are authorized through Redford Union School District.