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Benefits of Getting a High School Diploma (source: High-Schools.com)

Salaries. A high school diploma recipient earns an average of $8,400 a year more than a high school dropout. If you work until the age of 65 that will amount to $394,800...Wow!

Significance. A study by the Economics Center for Education and Research in Ohio found that high school diplomas benefit taxpayers and state economies as well. High school graduates contribute more to a state's economy and require less state assistance than high school dropouts.

Potential. The Ohio study found that high school graduates can realize a net lifetime benefit of more than $470,000. For state tax payers, the contributions by high school graduates far outweigh the costs of education.

Misconceptions. A General Educational Development, or GED, is widely perceived as a high school equivalency certificate. However, studies have shown that high school graduates earn more on average than GED recipients. In addition, not all colleges accept a GED as equivalent to a high school diploma.

Considerations. High school dropouts, in contrast to graduates, face uncertain futures. Dropouts are more likely to be incarcerated or require public assistance than high school graduates. 

Educational Support in Warren County

Angel's Korner: Center 1

Provides a place away from home for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age offering 4 programs throughout the year. Offers structure, education, and fun-filled activities. Works directly with the pulic/private school systems - giving every student an opportunity to excel in their individual abilities. 517 Braxton Road
Front Royal VA 22630
(540) 635-9787
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Angel's Korner: Center 2

Provides a place away from home for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age offering 4 programs throughout the year. Offers structure, education, and fun-filled activities. Works directly with the pulic/private school systems - giving every student an opportunity to excel in their individual abilities. 621 Commerce Ave.
Front Royal, VA 22630
(540) 635-9787
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Blue Ridge Educational Center

Educates students with disabilities, ages 12-22, in a small classroom environment. Offers highly individualized instruction. Also available is after-school tutoring for students in the community. Therapeutic day treatment staff are on-site. 606 Massanutten Ave.
P.O. Box 1820
Front Royal, VA 22630
(540) 631-9503
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Center for Holistic & Integrative Education

Able to help families address the complexities of negotiating public and private education challenges, especially in the areas of special education and 504 Accommodation planning. Support families by guiding, educating and advocating on their behalf. 3 S. Cameron Street
Winchester, VA 22601
(484) 885-5906
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Charterhouse School

An affiliate program of United Methodist Family Services that offers services to middle and high school students between the ages of 11 and 22 with autism, emotional disabilities, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities and other health impairments 508 Piccadilly Street
Edinburg, VA 22824
(855) 669-5326
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Great Expectations at LFCC

A program to help youth in foster care, previously in foster care, or adopted to graduate high school and transition to Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC). A Coach helps students succeed at LFCC, academically and personally. Eligible students are 16-24 years of age. Middletown Campus
173 Skirmisher Lane
Middletown, VA 22645
(540) 869-0745
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Kelly Walker Studios

Offers art classes for ages 7-13 at the Blue Ridge Art Council every Thursday from 4:15-5:15pm. Ages 14-18 attend classes on Wednesday or Thursday from 5:30-7:00pm. Also offers art camps in the summer for ages 5-18. Classes open to the entire region. 939 S. Marshall St.
Front Royal, VA 22630
(540) 683-9688
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Northern Shen. Valley Financial Education Program

Part of Virginia Cooperative Extension that provides financial education through individual/family mentoring, a speaker's bureau, and various group learning programs including Kids Marketplace,  Real Life/Real World, Reality Store, and LifeSmarts (four programs aimed at youth. 600 N. Main Street
Suite 100
Woodstock, VA 22664
(540) 459-6140
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Parent Resource Center    

Offers parenting education workshops and courses aimed at separated and divorced families. As clinicians with over 30 years of experience working with youth and families, we are able to streamline our classes to the very unique parenting challenges of each population.
P.O. Box 741
Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 550-6250
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People Incorporated of VA

Provides opportunities for economically disadvantaged people to reach their goals in order to enhance their lives, their families, and their communities. Provides Project Discovery (college preparation and site visits), low-income multi-family housing, financial literacy classes, and consumer  loans to area residents. 118 S. Main Street
Woodstock, VA 22664
(540) 459-9096
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Randolph-Macon Academy   

Co-ed college-prep school for boarding and day students in grades 6-12. Graduating classes have a 100% college acceptance rate and an average of over $4.5 million in college scholarship offers. Sports available at all grade levels. Summer programs also available 200 Academy Drive
Front Royal, VA 22630
(540) 636-5419
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Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum   

Ignites creativity, sparks curiosity, and inspires learning in patrons of all ages by providing a rich variety of interactive, hands-on exhibits and programs that focus on the sciences and mathematics, the humanities, and the arts. 54 S. Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 722-2020
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Skyline Cap Inc. Head Start

Provides comprehensive preschool services to at-risk children. Serves children on an income basis and accepts children with disabilities.  532 S. Main Street
Madison, VA 22727
(540) 727-3916
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Skyline Music Academy

Provides early childhood music classes to promote appropriate development in young children. Uses music to teach a variety of concepts including social skills, colors, numbers, letters, etc. 508 Piccadilly Street
Edinburg, VA 22824
(855) 367-8637
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Warren Coalition

A drug, alcohol and violence prevention agency that provides substance abuse and bullying prevention education, anger management services for youth and adults, tobacco cessation classes, assistance to low income students in applying for post secondary education and obesity prevention at Warren County Middle School. 511 S. Royal Avenue
Front Royal, VA 22630
(540) 636-6385
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Warren Co. Public Schools: Special Services

Helps students with disabilities (ages 2-22) find services 209 W. Criser Road
Front Royal, VA 22630
(540) 635-2725
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Warren County Sheriff's Office

Provides an enhanced level of public safety including patrol, animal control, investigations and crime prevention. Services also include D.A.R.E program, school resource officers and various positive youth development programs.  200 Skyline Vista Drive
Front Royal, VA 22630
(540) 635-4128
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