New program for high school diplomas, career opportunities, launches in Michigan

LANSING, MI, January 29, 2018 – A new, state-funded initiative is launching this week for Michigan residents who don't have a high school diploma.

New program offers 'seamless transition' between online high school, healthcare college

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, December 20, 2017 – Graduation Alliance's students often left high school due to circumstances beyond their control. A new partnership with The College of Health Care Professions is empowering them to take charge of their lives again.

Arizona superintendents look to student re-engagement to improve school letter grades

MARICOPA, AZ, October 19, 2017 – Fewer than one-fifth of high schools earned an "A" grade in the Arizona State Board of Education's new ranking system, which was made public earlier this month. Now, a new initiative in several districts is aimed at helping more schools "make the grade" in 2018.

Free workforce placement program to help Dayton area workers start careers in manufacturing

DAYTON, OH, August 30, 2017 – With more than 2,500 companies making everything from aircraft components to medical equipment, the Dayton region is one of the largest manufacturing centers in the United States.

Graduation Alliance announces acquisition of AdvancePath Academics

SALT LAKE CITY, May 5, 2017 – Graduation Alliance, a leader in dropout prevention, dropout recovery and career preparation programs for students of all ages, announced today an expansion of its services through an acquisition of AdvancePath Academics.

Adult learners in Ohio build life skills and confidence in pursuit of diplomas and certifications

COLUMBUS, December 22, 2016 – Hundreds of Ohioans are working toward career skill certifications as part of a new program being facilitated by community colleges across the state.

Construction worker shortage, $1 trillion infrastructure plan, prompt skilled trades training program for students in Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, December 21, 2016 – Graduation Alliance to offer its students construction skills certification through NCCER.

Out-of-school youth in the Golden Crescent have a new path to graduation day

VICTORIA, December 16, 2016 – A new program aimed at giving out-of- school youth the flexibility and support they need to earn a high school diploma is being launched by Workforce Solutions Golden Crescent.

Graduation Alliance’s Diploma Program Expands to Include Career Readiness Certification Through Collaboration with ACT

SALT LAKE CITY, April 18, 2016 – To better prepare future graduates for opportunities after high school, Graduation Alliance announces its collaboration with ACT to offer the WorkKeys job skill tests and the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) as part of its diploma program.

Franklin County, Ohio, Adults Now Can Finish High School Online at No Charge

COLUMBUS, December 7, 2015 – Residents of Franklin County, Ohio, who are 22 and older and who did not finish high school now can earn a diploma from the school district in which they reside, thanks to a new 22+ Adult High School Diploma Program from Columbus State Community College.


Columbus State Community College and Graduation Alliance Team Up to Launch Adult Career Diploma Program

COLUMBUS, December 7, 2015 – Columbus State Community College has received a $250,000 planning grant from the Ohio Department of Education to help adults living in Franklin County earn a high school diploma and receive free job training for in-demand careers.


Rural Texas Workforce Board Launches High School Diploma Program

SALT LAKE CITY, November 12, 2015 – The Concho Valley Workforce Development Board in rural west Texas has partnered with Graduation Alliance to offer an online diploma completion and workforce training program that will help identify dropouts and put them on a clear path to success.


Manufacturing Skills Standards Council Partners with Graduation Alliance’s Workforce Diploma Program

SALT LAKE CITY, October 22, 2015 – Graduation Alliance and The Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) today announced their partnership to create career pathway programs for manufacturing and logistics.


Graduation Alliance Appoints Ron Klausner as CEO

SALT LAKE CITY, October 08, 2015 – Graduation Alliance, leaders in alternative education, postsecondary and career planning, announces the appointment of industry executive Ron Klausner as chief executive officer.


Graduation Alliance and Burning Glass to Transform Career Exploration and Education Planning Market

SALT LAKE CITY, September 23, 2015 – Graduation Alliance and Burning Glass Technologies today announced their partnership to power online career exploration and education planning for middle and high school students across the country through the application of real-time labor market analytics.


GEARup2LEAD Partners with Graduation Alliance, Flint Community to Launch Heroic Leadership Academy

SALT LAKE CITY, July 21, 2015 – Michigan students looking for flexible learning opportunities will soon be able to earn their high school diploma online while developing into agents of change in their local communities. GEARup2LEAD, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering leadership in local communities, established the academy with education support from Graduation Alliance, experts in career planning and alternative education who help students prepare for employment opportunities.


Davenport Community School District Enlists Graduation Alliance for Dropout Reengagement Initiative


Graduation Alliance Works to Close $7.4 Trillion High School Diploma Gap

SALT LAKE CITY, July 07, 2015 —While national graduation rates continue to rise, 24.8 million working-age Americans are still without a high school diploma. That reality poses a $7.4 trillion economic problem, as highlighted in a new white paper by Graduation Alliance, experts in career planning and alternative education who help students prepare for employment opportunities.



Graduation Alliance’s post-secondary exploration and planning solutions to be showcased at Miami’s National College Fair

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 18, 2015 — Graduation Alliance is partnering with Miami-Dade County Public Schools to feature Connect!, the firm’s online career exploration and education planning platform, during the Spring 2015 National College Fair. The Connect! Corner will be staffed by knowledgeable platform experts prepared to assist Miami-Dade students and families in making the most of their free Connect! account.



Graduation Alliance reaffirms commitment to student privacy

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 9, 2014 — Leaders from Graduation Alliance, which helps students across the nation reach for high school graduation, career training and college readiness, applauded Tuesday’s Education Week article focused on student privacy. At the heart of the Education Week article, by reporter Michele Molnar, were concerns over ...



Boys & Girls Clubs of South Valley partners with Graduation Alliance to help at-risk students

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 3, 2014 — The Boys & Girls Clubs of South Valley has recently partnered with Graduation Alliance to provide a new program to help at-risk students, as well as those who have left school before graduation, to earn their high school diploma. The program, funded by grant ...



Graduation Alliance adheres to FTC data privacy measures

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 1, 2014 — In follow up to its summer acquisition of ConnectEDU’s college and career planning assets, Graduation Alliance has enacted all data privacy measures as required by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Most recently these measures included the notification of all Connect! users, past and ...



Graduation Alliance acquires ConnectEDU assets

SALT LAKE CITY, Jun. 26, 2014 — Graduation Alliance, which partners with school districts across the United States to serve at-risk students, announced on Thursday it has acquired key assets from college and career planning company ConnectEDU. The move brings together two companies focused on improving outcomes for students who are ...



Tecumseh school leaders and students tell dropouts: 'We want you back'

TECUMSEH, Mich., Nov. 14, 2013 — Students, teachers, administrators and members of the community gathered Wednesday, Nov. 13 to reach out to students who haven't yet earned a diploma and are not currently enrolled in school. Their message: "We want you back." The first-ever Tecumseh Dropout Recovery Walk began at ...



Graduation Alliance district adviser takes on graduation fees

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 7, 2013 — Could graduation fees make some at-risk students think twice about whether they even want to earn their diploma? Absolutely, writes Graduation Alliance district adviser Doug Bonner in The Advertiser, a newspaper covering the Acadiana region on Louisiana. "As someone who has worked alongside districts to ...



Graduation Alliance founders named Real Salt Lake "heroes"

SALT LAKE CITY, Sep. 25, 2013 — Two Graduation Alliance founders were named "Heroes Among Us" ahead of Saturday's Major League Soccer match between Real Salt Lake and the San Jose Earthquakes. Gregg Rosann and Rebekah Richards helped launch Graduation Alliance in 2007 to give high school dropouts a path ...



Graduation Alliance proud to sponsor Grad Nation Community Summits campaign

SALT LAKE CITY, Sep. 23, 2013 — Three years. One hundred communities. One mission: raise high school graduation rates and support young people, both in and out of school. On Sept. 16, the 100 Grad Nation Community Summits campaign began in St. Louis. In coming years it will arrive in ...



National dropout prevention and recovery organization is now Graduation Alliance

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 4, 2013 — For four years, a passionate group of education leaders, teachers, mentors and technology experts has partnered with school districts across the country to provide an alternative path to graduation for students facing challenging life circumstances. "Our students are often teen parents. They're working ...



The American Academy names Ray Kelly as Chief Executive Officer

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 15, 2013 — The American Academy, which partners with school districts across the nation to recruit, enroll and educate children who cannot or will not attend school, today announced that it has appointed Ray Kelly as its chief executive officer and a member of the company's ...



Dropout Recovery Experts Identify Successful Formula for At-risk Intervention

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 29, 2012 — No two students are the same. But academic leaders from NoDropouts, which has partnered with more than 65 school districts across the country to implement programs to turn dropouts into diploma holders, knew that the process of trying to craft specific educational interventions ...