Posted: Sep 28, 2011 9:25 AM by Katy Harris (KAJ News)
Updated: Sep 28, 2011 3:24 PM
KALISPELL- Over 2,000 Montana students drop out of schools each year, but the new Graduation Matters program is already showing success in cutting down on the the drop-out rate.
Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction, Denise Juneau says this initiative is a statewide movement and is designed to get schools officials and parents involved to make sure their kids graduate from high school.
But schools are not the only key-players in this program as businesses and community organizations should also stand as a support system to make sure each student is academically successful.
"Once this fall kicks off with all the Graduation Matters initiatives across the state about half of the high school students in our state will have a Graduation Matters Initiative going on in their community," Juneau stated.
Missoula public schools adopted the Graduation Matters model years ago and since then have shown the best improvement in high school drop-out rates