BISD’S PRIDE ACADEMY SUCCESSFUL

Brenham ISD’s “Pride Academy” graduated 14 of its students this past school year, something that probably wouldn’t have happened without the Academy.

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PRIDE Academy Administrator Kay Domel

Administrator Kay Domel spoke to the Brenham School Board today (Monday) about the achievements of Pride Academy’s students this past year.  Domel said 40 students who are considered “at risk” attended the Academy, with 14 graduating.  9 of those students will be a part of this year’s Pride Academy class.  Domel said the majority of those who graduate are first time high school graduates of their families.  Prior to the creation of the Academy, many of those students would have dropped out of school, or had the potential to drop out.  A total of 72 credits were earned by students in Pride Academy this past school year.  Classes are held at the Brenham Community Education building on Market Street.  The Academy is also partnering with the Hodde Technical Center for students to take trade classes such as welding.  Kay Domel explains: