This gap can be closed when educators create an environment of inclusion and choice to help students re-engage.
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) May 03, 2016
Edgenuity and Bullitt County Public Schools (BCPS) in Kentucky today outlined how they are working together to address the high school dropout problem. BCPS is using Edgenuity’s online learning solutions as key resources for dropouts to continue earning credits towards graduation. BCPS is one of many districts nationwide working with Edgenuity to tackle the dropout issue head-on.
“Students drop out of school for many reasons, including family difficulties or a lack of motivation,” said Greg Schultz, BCPS Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning. “With Edgenuity, we are able to inspire these students, get them engaged in their learning and enable them to earn their high school diploma.”
Mr. Schultz created a district-wide outreach program geared towards students who have dropped out, allowing them to earn their remaining credits and high school diplomas using Edgenuity. Edgenuity enables these students to learn at a pace that suits them while working with Mr. Schultz to identify and overcome the obstacles that led them to dropout. Students who have benefited from this approach include:
- A 21-year-old woman who used Edgenuity to earn her remaining credits in order to apply and get into nursing school.
- A young man using Edgenuity not only to earn his credits, but also to take online electives to achieve his future career goals.
- A homeless boy who dropped out after earning only half a credit is now using Edgenuity to earn his diploma.
“Today, nearly one in five students leaves high school without a diploma,” said Sari Factor, CEO of Edgenuity. “This gap can be closed when educators create an environment of inclusion and choice to help students re-engage. We applaud Bullitt County for getting students excited and focused on working toward graduation through online learning.”
BCPS is the 7th largest school district in Kentucky serving 23 schools and approximately 13,000 students. Students at BCPS use Edgenuity for a variety of purposes including initial credit, credit recovery, and Career and Technical Education (CTE).
Edgenuity is a leading provider of online curriculum and services with implementations in 8 of the top 10 school districts in the U.S. Our rigorous, standards-aligned digital content is fully flexible for use in any online or blended learning model to support a personalized learning environment, from NCAA-approved virtual courses to honors and Advanced Placement offerings to test preparation, credit recovery, and intervention. Edgenuity’s Blended Learning Services, Instructional Services and Professional Development offerings, as well as supplemental programs such as Edgenuity MyPath, help students, educators and districts achieve success in their online learning programs. For more information, visit Edgenuity.com.
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