Officials from the Oglala Lakota County School District recently broke ground on a new high school, reports KOTA News. The new school will not only be the county’s first high school, but it will also be the first to focus on vocational and technical education.
Currently, the Oglala Lakota County School District educates students from kindergarten through eighth grade. After eighth grade, students attend Bureau of Indian Affairs or private schools on the reservation. Without a public high school, some of the students are lost in the transition from middle to high school.
The new school will offer focus areas such as computer science, public safety, welding and other topics. There will also be cultural coursework offered, including Lakota language.
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