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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Newly released data shows that Wyoming's high school graduation rate remains below that of the national average.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1T0Qoiw ) the Department of Education announced Tuesday that the national graduation rate hit an all-time high at 82 percent, while a recent state report says Wyoming's graduation rate is 79 percent.

According to the Wyoming Economic Analysis Division report, about 75 percent of high schoolers graduate in Natrona County.

The county school district is experimenting with ways to reach its goal graduation rate of 85 percent by offering alternatives to the traditional classroom experience, such as the Pathways high school.

The school will open in Casper next year and offer vocational classes to help students get college credits along with their high school diploma.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com

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