12 graduate from charter high school

Thursday, May 26, 2011
Sarah Wakefield got plenty of heartfelt help getting reading for commencement. Photo by Brian S. Orban

Some rejoiced while others broke down in tears as a dozen seniors earned their diplomas during their graduation from Richard McKenna Charter High School on Saturday.

Celebrating its 21st year of providing alternative education for local area teens, the charter high school's commencement ceremony ended its second full year at its permanent campus in Mountain Home.

"It's been a great year with a great bunch of kids. There's a real sense of talent in this group of students," said Larry Slade, director for the charter school.

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  • 12 graduate yet only one is pictured and mentioned by name? What's up with that?

    -- Posted by ItsJustMeAgain on Thu, May 26, 2011, at 7:08 AM
  • I wonder what it cost per student to educate these "Charter Students" as compared to "Public education"?

    -- Posted by mtn_homeboy on Thu, May 26, 2011, at 7:38 AM
  • First off....

    Congrats to all the graduates!!!


    According to the ouridaho site, not including the 4 people on hourly rate, just the teachers and the administrator(88,000 a year) made over 1,200,000 in salaries.

    I was told, the state pays more per student at McKenna then they do for a student at the public schools.

    -- Posted by luvmthome on Fri, May 27, 2011, at 8:10 AM
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