CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV)- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) realizes more needs to be done in order to get students to graduate from high school.
That's why the district established the Twilight Academy at Vance High School. The program allows students to come to school between the hours of 2:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
The students come during this time to recover credits needed to get a high school diploma.
Students from Vance, Harding, Garinger and West Mecklenburg High Schools participate in the The Academy. It's for students who have challenges.
"That maybe because of a job," Twilight Academy Principal Sheila Ijames said. "It may be because of childcare or any life circumstances."
Ijames says the district had to do something to help students succeed in life.