ELL Teacher Karen Cottrell observes her students at Douglass High School. Cottrell is new to the district this year, and is helping lift the pilot Douglass Academy program off the ground.
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Students Isminaz Aliyeva, left, and Sereen Mohammed, right, originally from Russia and Iraq, respectively, chat during class at Douglass High School. Mohammed aspires to be an accountant and love math, but her transcripts from her old school in Jordan hav
Columbia Public Schools is implementing a new program at Douglass High School designed to help at risk students graduate with the skills they need to join the workforce. It’s called Douglas Academy, and is catered to older students who enter the school system late and would be left behind by the traditional path to graduation.