Wednesday, March 30, 2011

"We are not offering fewer math classes at the high school"

"We also talked a lot about this not being a high school-only issue," Peri said, noting second-grade attendance can be an indicator that a student will quit high school. "We wanted to take the work to the next level and start sharing amongst principals." 
Those efforts began last year when the Student Success Team created a student watch list. To make the list, teachers and administrators identify children at risk of dropping out and create reports for each student before they leave middle school. 
The reports allow high school teachers to learn about the students before classes begin, helping them connect with and support the students who need help as soon as they become freshmen, Light said.
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