How a high school in Maine reduced its dropout rate

12/19/2013 | Forecaster (Falmouth, Maine), The

A high school in Maine credits a special program for struggling students for helping to reduce its dropout rate from 3.41% in 2008-09 to 1.06% in 2012-13. The program places students who are struggling academically in "academy classes," in which educators use different methods to teach the general curriculum. "We felt a need to develop a program to meet the need of kids who were disenfranchised with school," principal Donna Borowick said.

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