The National Center for Education Statistics reports that the high school student dropout rate declined from 12.1 percent in 1990 to 6.5 percent in 2014. That’s great — except for the fact that we’re still seeing over a million high school students drop out of school.
Seven of the top 10 reasons why students drop out are school-related, for example, missing too many days, poor grades, falling behind in coursework, giving up on classes. High school dropouts earn over $10,000 less than high school graduates and are unemployed at significantly higher rates.
Is your school doing everything that it can to prevent high school students from growing frustrated and quitting school? Or, for that matter, are you providing all of the resources available to struggling students who earn poor but passing grades, then find themselves without the skills for college or the job market?
A credit recovery program gives all of these young learners — as well as students who simply have a bad semester and don’t want a black mark on their transcript — a second chance. Your middle or high school can partner with The Keystone School to offer your students the opportunity to study independently, earn credit and gain the confidence needed for a successful, independent and flexible educational experience.
The classroom isn’t always for everyone.
There are several reasons why the traditional educational model does not always work for every student. Some children have a harder time keeping up with the course material than others. Some have difficulties outside of school that distract in the classroom, or keep them away from school entirely. Once these students fall behind, it’s hard to catch up.
Keystone’s credit recovery courses provide self-contained, independent study units in over 40 courses including English, Spanish, science, social studies and math for students in grades 6 through 12. Students can begin these classes at any time throughout the year — there’s no need, to wait for summer school. The course material can be delivered online or via postal correspondence, so technology does not need to be a barrier. Students can enroll in online credit recovery courses and begin their studies in 10 days or fewer.
Keystone credit recovery students can learn at their own pace, on their own schedule, allowing them to truly master the subject matter.
We take education seriously.
Like any reputable brick-and-mortar school, Keystone takes the assurance of a quality education seriously. Keystone’s middle and high school programs are accredited, licensed or approved through the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, AdvancED, the State Board of Private Licensed Schools, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Home-school.com and the Better Business Bureau. Keystone has over 40 years of experience working with students in non-traditional settings and stands by its track record of students satisfied by the flexible education model.
We work with you and your school.
Students must be recommended by a school counselor, principal or other school official to enroll in Keystone’s credit recovery courses. Our credit recovery programs are generally completed by students in four to eight weeks. We hold students to strict guidelines of academic honesty, and all coursework is prepared, graded and evaluated by our team of education experts.
Once a course is completed, we assign a grade and then send it to your guidance office for review — and, if you choose, you can assign the final grade and credit value of your choice.
We’re an affordable option.
Online course tuition starts as low as $116 and courses can be delivered electronically or by postal mail. Students can work on the materials from nearly anywhere — cutting out the need for additional instructors, classroom space or time. Students can recover credits from study hall — or their own homes.
Make sure your students get the most of their education.
You want the best for the kids in your school — and so do we. Let’s work together to provide the online credit recovery options that give these young learners the extra opportunities to succeed they need.
To learn more about The Keystone School’s credit recovery programs, visit us online today.