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LIFT Academy Could Expand To West Meck High

CMS wants to expand a program aimed at helping students at risk of dropping out to get a high school diploma.

The LIFT Academy takes students from West Charlotte High School and allows them to catch up on classes by taking online courses and receiving accelerated instruction. It has helped move West Charlotte’s graduation rate from 56 to 78 percent in two years. 

CMS wants to create another academy to serve West Mecklenburg High School students. The CMS school board is expected to vote Tuesday night to recommend the county approve $2.5 million to cover renovation expenses at Wilson Middle where the academy would be located.