SARASOTA. Fla. (SNN) —  A Sarasota High School celebrated a new class of graduates today. 

The program is designed to give students who couldn’t finish high school a route to get their degree. 

Some of the students experienced obstacles while attending traditional schools, especially during the pandemic.  The program offers flexibility that traditional schools may not have.  The amount of time  it takes to graduate depends on each student.

“If you are a student who is just lacking one credit it may take six to eight weeks,”  Michelle Llinas, Director for Sarasota Acceleration Academies said.

One student who is graduating Friday is Cameron Clark who dropped out of high school after experiencing lost and other personal issues.  

“It was difficult, but I wouldn't say super hard. I thought it was going to be a lot harder than it actually was,” Clark said.

Cameron's goal is to attend Suncoast Technical College and works with computers.