Monday, December 13, 2010

Salt Lake Schools On the Way to Decreasing Dropout Rates

Increasing dropout rates are affecting high schools all across the country. While many districts are scrambling for a solution to this crisis, Salt Lake schools may be taking a step in the right direction. Three counselors at Highland High School formed a Freshman Success Team where students failing in their freshman year are closely monitored to make sure they don't continue failing. These counselors become their mentors as they also attend extracurricular activities of those they help as well. Although the program is for freshman, the school has seen a major increase in class passing rates and a decrease in dropout rates.

Learn more about the decline in dropout rates from Deseret News

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