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Free program gives adults another chance at a high school diploma

Michigan Radio, March 5, 2018 – There are more than three-quarters of a million people in Michigan over age 23 who have never graduated high school. Now, there is a way for them to get not a GED, but a high school diploma. There are also job-training courses in construction trades and health care available.


Michigan's adult drop-outs offered new chance for diploma - and free job training, January 29, 2018 – Jobs continue to go unfilled in Michigan, yet the state also is home to nearly 750,000 adults without a high school diploma. A new program seeks to bridge the gap, offering an online high school diploma and free workforce credentials - as well as job placement - in construction or health care.


DRMA taps into ‘alliance’ to find workers of the future

Dayton Daily News, August 29, 2017 – Graduation Alliance, which offers education and career training across the United States, including Montgomery County, has partnered with the Dayton Region Manufacturers Association (DRMA) to give Dayton-area residents an opportunity to earn the qualifications they need to begin a new career in manufacturing, the DRMA announced Tuesday.



Waterloo Schools contracts with private company to serve dropouts

The Courier, March 28, 2017 – The Board of Education on Monday unanimously approved a three-year agreement with the drop-out recovery program Graduation Alliance Inc.



New Tangipahoa program aims to help teens, young adults who did not earn diploma

WAFB, January 18, 2017 – The Tangipahoa Parish Graduation Alliance is an initiative for people ages 14 to 20 who do not have a high school diploma or GED.



Hanford High senior beats cancer, struggles to graduate with class

Tri-City Herald, June 1, 2016 – The Richland School District suggested his parents enroll him in Graduation Alliance, an online high school completion program offered through the district’s alternative program.



Graduation rate for Davenport Community School District increases

KWQC, May 4, 2016 – “Although our percentages are trending in the right direction, “ said Dr. Art Tate, DCSD Superintendent, “As long as one student is not graduating from high school the rates are not acceptable.”



Rising Graduation Rates: What You Need to Know to Ensure that All Students Have a Pathway to Success

Huffington Post Education, April 29, 2016 – The U.S. high school graduation rate continues to climb, but we should think critically about our collective path to progress.



Statewide program helps adults earn the high-school diploma they missed

The Columbus Dispatch, February 9, 2016 – Kayla Hughes is working to complete the credits needed to receive her high school diploma in a statewide program. "When I saw this, I jumped right in."



East Detroit approves program to help students graduate

C&G Newspapers, February 3, 2016 – East Detroit Public Schools Board of Education approved an agreement with Graduation Alliance to help students who have dropped out or who are considered “at risk” to graduate with a high school diploma.



Lorain County adults can now finish high school online

The Morning Journal, December 30, 2015 – Residents of Lorain County who are 22 years old and older and who did not finish high school can now earn a diploma from the school district in which they reside.



Community college, Graduation Alliance create diploma program

eCampusNews, December 10, 2015 – Columbus State Community College wins $250,000 grant to create a competency-based high school diploma program including industry certifications.



Two Area Agencies Offer New Diploma Completion Program

San Angelo LIVE!, November 24, 2015 – The Concho Valley Workforce Development Board has partnered with Graduation Alliance to offer an online diploma completion program.



TechCHAT: District Director Jeanne Willard on Graduation Alliance

Education World, October 20, 2015 – Graduation Alliance has released a white paper revealing significant economic benefits to helping working-age adults achieve a high school diploma.


5 ways to make dropout recovery work

EducationDive, October 12, 2015 – As states work to raise grad rates, helping dropouts cross the finish line is gaining importance.


Thinking beyond the traditional high school dropout

EducationDive, October 5, 2015 – How can states best serve people who have long passed the cutoff for traditional programs?


Parchment Launches Affiliate Partner Program

PR Rocket, September 15, 2015 – Parchment, the leading academic credentials management system, is committed to enabling more learners, in more places, to turn their credentials into opportunities.


Indy Student Becomes Parish’s First to Graduate Thru Alliance

Action News 17, September 1, 2015 – At 17-years-old, Ashleigh Cline thought she had reached a dead end.


A Comprehensive Approach to Alternative Programs

Scholastics Administrator, August 27, 2015 – Washington district uses three models to meet the needs of different students.


Davenport Schools Hire Help to Try and Cut Drop Out Rate

Radio Iowa, July 30, 2015 – Despite a big drop in its high school drop-out rate in recent years, the Davenport School District is calling in outside help to push the rate down even further.


New High School Focuses on Leadership and Career Readiness

eSchool News, July 29, 2015 – Graduation achievement and community leadership drive new Michigan initiative.


Falling Grad Rate Adds Urgency to Turnaround Efforts

AZ Ed News, June 17, 2015 – Arizona school districts and nonprofit organizations are using nationally proven strategies and innovative practices in their efforts to turnaround high school graduation rates.