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For Release: March 24, 2003


ADVISORY:

Department of Education senior officials will host a meeting Tuesday, March 25, on the 12th Grade Pilot Program. The meeting is for the central region, which consists of Hunterdon, Somerset, Union, Middlesex, Monmouth and Mercer counties.

The 12th-grade pilot program encourages high school seniors who have finished all graduation requirements to enroll in college-credit courses or seek volunteer opportunities, among other things, for both personal and intellectual growth.

Tuesday’s meeting will take place from 9 a.m. to noon and will be held at the Middlesex County Community College Student Center. For more information, please contact LaCoyya Weathington at (609) 633-8551.

The 12th Grade Pilot Program is an initiative high on Governor James E. McGreevey’s and Commissioner of Education William L. Librera’s list of education priorities. The pilot program encourages districts to offer high school seniors a plethora of out-of-school options, such as online courses and community service work.