CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Charlotte Mecklenburg school district spent the last day of January handing out diplomas. The district has been conducting mid-year graduations for about six years.
The mid-year graduations give students an opportunity to either graduate early or give other students a chance to catch up on their credits and graduate a little late.
More than 20 schools conducted their mid year gradations Monday night. About 400 students received their high school diploma.
Students say the mid-year ceremony gives them a sense of accomplishment.
"I want to be successful," CMS Graduate Mersadeses Benbow said. "I don't want to be like most people that's given up. I want to be able to walk the stage and keep going, not just stop right there keep it moving, and show people I can be the person many thought I couldn't be."
The mid-year graduations cost the district about $12,000.