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Title: GRADUATION COACHES


1
GRADUATION COACHES All CHILDREN ARE IMPORTANT
TO US
2
What is a Graduation Coach?
  • A person who works with a targeted group of at
    risk children to help them become high school
    graduates.

3
2007-2008 Graduation Coaches
  • James KellyBarbe
  • Anya MillerLaGrange
  • Jackie SheltonWashington
    Marion
  •  

4
Roles of a Graduation Coach
5
Roles of a Graduation Coach
  • Identify high school students not graduating.
  • Develop relationships with students and parents.
  • Track target students.

6
Roles of a Graduation Coach Continued
  • Connect students to people and resources
  • Assist teachers
  • Motivating students
  • Assist with five year plans

7
How are Graduation Coaches Different from
Counselors?
  • Graduation Coaches work full time with only
    targeted at-risk students.
  • Counselors work with all students at a school
  • Counselors serve as testing coordinators

8
Why do we need Graduation Coaches?
  • Lower the drop out rate
  • Encourage students to strive for a higher level
    of diploma
  • Monitor at risk students
  • Develop relationships with students

9
Effort and Care is Required
    2736 Total 8th Graders in Calcasieu Parish in 2000-2001 Total 8th Graders in Calcasieu Parish in 2000-2001
2000-01 52 - 1.9 Dropped out in 8th grade 15.2 of This Class Dropped Out
2001-02 99 - 3.6 Dropped out in 9th grade 15.2 of This Class Dropped Out
2002-03 85 - 3.7 Dropped out in 10th grade 15.2 of This Class Dropped Out
2003-04 101 - 4.8 Dropped out in 11th grade 15.2 of This Class Dropped Out
2004-05 79 - 4.1 Dropped out in 12th grade 15.2 of This Class Dropped Out
Total 406 - 15.2 Total Drop Outs for Class 15.2 of This Class Dropped Out
10
Do You Have Any Questions?
11
Students who exited for the following reasons are
not considered dropouts
  • graduated or completed other approved
    educational program
  • temporary absence due to illness or expulsion
  • transfer to correctional institution
  • transfer to non-public school or home-schooling
  • transfer out of state
  • death
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