ATLANTA (AP)– An education program named after NBA legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson has arrived in Georgia.

The Magic Johnson Bridgescape center is now open and accepting students in Atlanta. The program is meant to help high school-age students who've left school or are at risk of leaving to earn a standard high school diploma.

The program is part of the Provost Academy Georiga, a statewide virtual charter high school. The program is free and is open to students aged 14 to 20.

The center is staffed by education teams that include teachers, counselors and other professionals and offers a mix of one-on-one and small group instruction.

Magic Johnson Bridgescape centers are already operating in Ohio, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. More Georgia locations are planned for Augusta, Macon and Savannah.

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