As high school graduation approaches, many students who were once at risk of dropping out will receive their diplomas instead. Edgenuity, provider of online and blended learning solutions, highlights a number of at-risk student success stories from across the country. Edgenuity provides flexible personalized learning opportunities that help students earn credits at their own pace.
One high school where Edgenuity has partnered to help deliver programs for at-risk students was Gainesville High School in Gainesville, Georgia, which enrolled 469 students in Edgenuity courses. Of the 144 12th grade students enrolled in Edgenuity’s program during the 2011 school year, 94% stayed in school and 80% graduated. Over 90% of GHS students enrolled in Edgenuity courses passed the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) ELA and Writing exams, and over 80% passed the GHSGT Science and Social Studies exams.
Another example, Lufkin Independent School District (LISD) in Lufkin, Texas, implemented a blended learning program in summer 2011 to support tenth-grade students facing difficulty passing courses and state exams. Though all 45 tenth-grade students enrolled in the Edgenuity program were at risk of dropping out, none of the students withdrew from school and 27% graduated early, by spring of 2012. The percentage of tenth-grade Edgenuity students who passed the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) in Math more than doubled, from 33% in 2011 to 80% in 2012.
A third example, Higley Learning Center in Gilbert, Arizona, introduced a flexible online alternative program for at-risk middle and high school students performing poorly in the traditional school setting. Of the 48 HLC students at risk of dropping out, only one student did so, which meant that 98 percent of the students who were predicted to drop out stayed in school.
Edgenuity allows instructors to pre-test students for content understanding, customize assignments to fit school standards, and use progress reports to identify and assist students who are falling behind.