DETROIT -

Young men and women who have dropped out of school but now want to return to school to earn their high school diploma are getting a second chance this week.

The Education Achievement Authority of Michigan is offering a new program to young people ages 16 to 19 a chance to finish high school that combines attending an EAA high school two afternoons a week with online classes offered in partnership with the Michigan Virtual University.

Returning students can enroll in the program from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. any day from Monday, September 24 through Wednesday, October 3 at any of the six EAA high schools; Denby, Southeastern, Pershing, Mumford, Ford and Central. Returning students are asked to bring a school transcript, report card or any information that will be helpful in course selection that will lead to graduation.

Students who enroll in the program will attend one of the EAA high schools from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. twice a week on either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday. In addition, students will be expected to spend time every day at home working on their online classes. Netbooks and access to the Internet will be provided to eligible students, if needed.

To learn more, visit www.enrolleaa.org.