In the United States, we have indeed seen a tremendous improvement in high school graduation rates. Yet the numbers of high school dropouts still hover around half a million annually. In this brief article, the seven greatest threats to high school completion are explored, along with proposed solutions to each.
Now that our work in Acceleration Academies is entering its 4th year, these same threats are more real than ever before. We must progress on this front much. I’m proud of the school districts we partner with as they work to prevent the problem and we work to recover those kids who fell through the cracks.