Columbia has a new adult high school.
MERS Goodwill showed off its facility in the old Daily Tribune building downtown on Monday.
Adults 21 and older can get their diploma for free. The new center also has free drop-in child care.
“It’s something that I think can grow,” Director Mike Reynolds, the former Glasgow schools superintendent, says to Missourinet. “We have 900 students enrolled in four schools [in the state]. We have close to 500,000 people in the state of Missouri that don’t have their high school diploma.”
The special high schools have the approval of the state legislature. Goodwill pays for them and runs them.