The following excerpt is from an article on MYcroSchool Gainesville in The Gainesville Sun, published on Wednesday April 11, 2012.
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School, my way
By Cleveland Tinker

Lettorrick Washington, 19, right, helps Keshie Davis, 19, with math lessons at the MycroSchool, a public charter high school program. Washington was finishing his last two project requirements before graduating. PhotoMAX REED/Special to the Guardian

Nineteen-year-old Lettorrick Washington thought his chances of receiving a regular high school diploma were ruined when he didn’t have the 24 credits needed to graduate last June from Gainesville High School.

He thought he would get his GED, and go on with his life, until he found out getting a GED wasn’t so easy.

“I failed the GED test twice,” said Washington as he sat in the principal’s office at MYcroSchool Gainesville at 2209 NW 13th St., just three blocks north from GHS.

“My aunt told me about this school,” Washington said. “I enrolled here in August, and I have been here ever since.”

MYcroSchool Gainesville, a nonprofit, free public charter school approved by the Alachua County School Board, is in its first year of existence. It is designed to help students ages 16-24 graduate from high school at their own pace.

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