High School Dropouts and the Alternative Path to a High School Diploma

Most people believe that formal education is the cornerstone of personal and societal progress. However, many high school students “drop out.” In this post, we look at statistics surrounding high school dropouts, explore the reasons behind their decisions, and highlight the importance of finding alternatives.

Nationally, the high school dropout rate in the United States has been declining over the past decade. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the status dropout rate for 16-24 year olds decreased from 9.7% in 2000 to 5.3% in 2019. This trend shows that schools have done a lot of work in retaining their students, which is a positive thing.

However, any disaffected student is one disaffected student too many. A significant percentage of high school dropouts report difficulty keeping up with coursework and feeling disengaged from their studies, this is a fairly common feeling among high school students.

Credit recovery is an important tool in the arsenal of the struggling high school student. What is credit recovery? It’s where students re-take classes they have either failed or been unable to complete in time for their high school graduation requirements to be met.

Students can recover credits by taking summer school, taking courses at the local community college, or enrolling in a program like ours. Our program is different form regular summer school, as we approach learning from a student- centered perspective. Kids take an active roll in deciding how and what they learn, in the courses that they need credits in.

When choosing Pacific Sands Academy for credit recovery, your student will receive individualized attention, learn the information they need to be successful as well as gain high school credits from an accredited institution, in the way that is best suited to their individual learning style.

Schedule a call today to start your path towards credit recovery and a high school diploma!

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