Drop Back In
A recent study by the U.S. Department of Education found that 31 percent of American students were dropping out or failing to graduate in the nation’s largest 100 public school districts. In several of the largest districts, that number is as high as 50 percent.
The implications, according to an ABC News report by Pierre Thomas and Jack Date, are enormous, including a higher risk of poverty and even an abbreviated lifespan. In today’s harsh economy, where getting a job can be difficult for even the most highly educated and trained individuals, the lack of a high school diploma puts young people at an even graver disadvantage.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. With Alternatives Unlimited, students ages 16-21 have an opportunity to Drop Back In and earn that diploma.
Many school districts have already recognized the value of this program and have partnered with Alternatives Unlimited to give students in their districts a second chance. In six Florida counties alone, there are more than 50 Drop Back In sites.
The Drop Back In program serves students from their home school district (with a few exceptions) and requires only the credits actually needed for graduation. Students who may have had behavior issues in the past are welcome as well as those needing special education or second language assistance. For the student, the program is absolutely free.
The program uses the standards-based, interactive curriculum software, Education2020, in addition to daily direct instruction. Education2020 is aligned to state and national standards. Students also participate in regularly scheduled preparatory exercises for state & district mandated assessments.
Drop Back In offers:
- Convenient locations
- Easy registration
- Small group and computer learning
- Career and college counseling
- Preparation for state assessment tests