Maine School Becomes FCAT Loophole to Bypass the Florida Exit Exam.

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High School seniors who cannot pass the FCAT test can still get their diplomas from a fully accredited, state-authorized, private school in Maine. In Florida, seniors are denied diplomas even if they have earned all the necessary credits to graduate. A Florida diploma depends on passing one particular high stakes exit exam. Fail one section, no diploma.

The North Atlantic Regional High School in Maine has released a new web site guiding Florida high school seniors around the consequences of failing the FCAT exit exams. Maine has no required exit exam.

The administrator of the school, Steve Moitozo, says, “When Exit Exams are used against the student, that is unfair. A student may have done everything required to graduate (perfect attendance, passed every course, done all the homework, have a passing GPA, earned all the credits, etc.), but if that same student cannot pass EVERY section of this one massive test, the student is denied a high school diploma. That is not fair, but it is the law in over 25 states.”

But it is NOT the law in Maine. Moitozo’s high school in Maine is a state-authorized, fully accredited private school. Recently high school seniors victimized by high school exit exams have found this Maine high school, transferred their credits, and earned their diplomas. High School students own their credits -- all credits belong to the student -- and if the student wants to transfer the credits to a high school in Maine, they are free to do so. When the student has the necessary 17.5 credits, they are entitled to their high school diploma.

About North Atlantic Regional High School

Established in 1989 under Maine law for “equivalent instruction,” the North Atlantic Regional High School oversees the work of 2,200 students from all states, including Florida. North Atlantic Regional High School graduates have been accepted into every type of college and university including Julliard, Harvard, Penn State, Johns Hopkins, West Point, and public universities in nearly every state, including Florida.

To find out more about bypassing the FCAT for a fully accredited high school diploma, visit the school’s web site at http://www.narhs.org     More specifically, http://www.narhs.org/ExitExams/

Steve Moitozo, Administrator

North Atlantic Regional High School

25 Adams Ave.

Lewiston, ME    04240

School Office     207-753-1522

Exit Exam    207-777-4777

Email                Info@narhs.org

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