It’s official. A closing ceremony Saturday at the National Guard’s Patriot Academy pulled its doors closed after three years of service and graduating its last class in November.
Housed at the U.S. Army’s Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, the school gave high school dropouts a chance to earn their high school diplomas while joining the military.
Patriot Academy Commandant William Freeman said after the last class of graduates earned their diplomas in November, the National Guard Bureau decided to close the pilot program because of budget cuts.
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