Rome City Schools and MVCC team up to launch Rome Futures Academy

By WKTV News

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Rome City School District is taking steps to increase the graduation rate of its students by partnering with Mohawk Valley Community College to launch the Rome Futures Academy.

It is a free four-week camp for students who are entering ninth grade at Rome Free Academy this fall and is open to student who are eligible to pass middle school but might not quite have the skills to succeed in high school just yet.

Eligible students can choose from two career paths.

"I think in choosing the themes of health care and information technology, these are growing fields," said Jeff Simons, Superintendent of Rome City Schools. "Certainly, there will be opportunities for kids to explore careers within those fields that will help them be successful in high school."

Transportation will be provided, but officials aren't sure just yet how many students can take part.

If you want your son or daughter enrolled in the program, officials say you can fill out the paperwork that is sent home from school.

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