Every day, AdvancePath Academies provide meaningful interventions for students who have dropped out of school or are in danger of dropping out of school.
Attendance improves quickly, once students enter AdvancePath Academies, compared to students’ attendance levels in their prior schools. It is not uncommon for our students to attend up to 3 times more often than they did in their former setting – a first, important step in attaining credits and earning their high school diploma.
Our Academy results show, more than 90% of the students entering our academies either graduate high school, transfer to other schools to complete their studies or continue their studies with the academy on track for graduation. This success rate compares favorably with the current national average of 70% of high school students graduating with a high school diploma. However, unlike a traditional high school, the academies' population is made up wholly of students who are about to separate or have separated from school and is truly representative of the high school dropout population in the U.S.
Further, based on U.S. Census Bureau data, it is estimated that 3 in 10 students who drop out of high school today will earn a high school diploma or equivalent by age 25. Currently, it is projected 9 out of 10 students (90%) enrolling in an AdvancePath Academy are likely to earn their high school diploma before reaching age 20.