The connection between education and life’s opportunities1 is indisputable — and the benefits, not just to individuals but their communities, are clear. High school graduates are more likely to be employed and earn a higher wage than individuals without a diploma. They’re less likely to be dependent on taxpayer-funded social programs. They’re far less likely to end up in the criminal justice system.
But not everyone benefits equally from the traditional brick-and-mortar model of education.2 That’s why hundreds of state and local secondary school leaders partner with Graduation Alliance each year to implement Dropout Recovery, Credit Recovery & Accrual, and Alternative Programming solutions. Graduation Alliance’s research-based approach to alternative education is holistic in nature, pairing time and place flexibility with the social-emotional supports that many at-risk and non-traditional students require in order to stay on track for graduation and successfully transition to life after high school.
Graduation Alliance’s Alternative Education programs are turn-key solutions that allow educators to focus their limited time and resources on other important initiatives. Delivering comprehensive student support and real-time visibility of student progress, Graduation Alliance’s Alternative Education solutions include:
Across the nation in a diverse spectrum of communities, Graduation Alliance has demonstrated that when students get the support they need, even those facing the most substantial life obstacles can earn a high school diploma and graduate fully prepared for what comes next.
Graduation Alliance students in Renton, Washington, discuss their higher education plans after they graduate.