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The Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy made a big announcement Friday.

Students who complete the course may now be eligible for their high school diploma.

Students who complete the course, pass their GED test, and score a level 4 on their 'WorkKeys evaluation' will receive a diploma from their local high school.

In the past students could only receive a GED.

"I think it will help increase the enrolment numbers for the Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy, which in turn will boost graduation rates, and AYP rates for the home high schools. It's a win-win," said Kathy Tasker, of Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy.

The announcement came Friday, during a ceremony where students were released to their families for a long weekend.

The current class will be the first to receive the benefit.