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Graduates will soon choose career paths earlier in high school. (Echo Press file photo)

New academies to address age-old question: Why do I have to learn this stuff?

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The new high school in Alexandria will not only establish a modern education campus, but also a whole new, innovative learning program too.


Alexandria School District 206 will introduce learning academies at Alexandria Area High School, beginning in the fall of 2014.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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