Assurance Learning Academy in Los Angeles was one of eight schools across the state Thursday to receive a grant from the state Department of Education to support career-education programs.

The academy, 5701 Western Ave., offers independent study programs aimed at helping students achieve their high school diploma. The school received a $600,000 grant.

It was one of eight schools that received a total of nearly $4.2 million in California Career Pathways Trust grants.

According to the state, grant recipients must create sustained career pathways programs that connect businesses, K-12 schools and community colleges.

More grant awards will be announced later this spring, and many will go to schools outside the state’s major cities.

“These grants are especially valuable in rural areas, where few career education programs are generally available,” said Tom Torlakson, the state superintendent of public instruction. “I am pleased the Legislature and the governor provided us with additional funding to help smaller, rural communities prepare students for jobs in promising industries.”

City News Service

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