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Filling an educational niche for struggling students
Sage Academy gives those with failing grades unique learning environment
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One of the several workstations sits ready for a student Friday at Sage Academy in Gainesville. - photo by Erin O. Smith
Students at Sage Academy in Gainesville work at their own pace, eat lunch on the downtown square and often share a classroom with a few dogs. The rare learning environment provided at Sage has helped students raise their failing grades to A and B averages, according to Ron Walker, full-time staff member, teacher and founder of Sage Academy. “It was opened kind of in response to a need we heard from some parents,” Walker said.