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Schools of Distinction: Recognizing excellence in education

  • Sarah Smith
  • November 17, 2021

Cognia Website, November 17, 2021 In 2021, Cognia initiated its Schools of Distinction award program. Across the world, educators dedicate themselves to maximizing opportunities for learners. The Schools of Distinction award recognizes schools and systems that truly stand out in their service to learners. Many members of the Cognia Global Network seek accreditation from Cognia,

Stress Is Our Secret Superpower

  • Sarah Smith
  • November 3, 2021

This year, National Stress Awareness Day is Nov. 3, 2021. We have all probably read more about stress over the past year and a half than we wanted to, so we decided to focus this year on the positive impacts of stress. We have often heard that life changes like getting married, moving to a

How to Support Your Students and Staff During Winter Break

  • Sarah Smith

Winter break is on the horizon — Can you see it? Rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation are just a few weeks away, and you’re probably already filling your calendar with family activities and home improvement projects. While winter break is a long-awaited respite from the hustle and bustle of the academic year, it’s not always restful

Student Spotlight: Jaina

  • Sarah Smith

For Jaina, getting her high school diploma was an act of self-love. “I allowed things to happen to me because I didn’t believe I was good enough, was worthy, or mattered,” Jaina said. “The older I got, the more I started believing in myself, trying to love myself, and telling myself that I mattered. Getting

National Bullying Prevention Month

  • Sarah Smith
  • October 4, 2021

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying is a serious problem for students because it can increase their risks of developing anxiety and depression, struggling with their academic performance, and dropping out of school. It’s imperative for educators to try to prevent bullying, stop it in its tracks when it begins, and support students who

New Diploma Program for South Carolina Adults

  • Sarah Smith

Graduation Alliance is excited to bring its workforce diploma program to The Palmetto State! South Carolina adults without a high school diploma now have the opportunity to earn a fully accredited diploma 100% online for free. Diplomas for South Carolina Adults The South Carolina Workforce Diploma Program is made possible through a partnership between Graduation

National Dropout Prevention Month

  • Sarah Smith

Seven students will have dropped out of high school by the time you finish reading this. Since 2000, the national high school dropout rate has been slashed in half from 10.9% to 5.1%. While dropout rates have improved, more than 1.2 million students in the United States drop out of high school every year —

‘I worked nights and weekends to get it done’

  • Joanna
  • September 29, 2021

The first graduate of the Indiana Workforce Diploma program didn’t know she was a trailblazer. Jamie had enrolled in the free, accredited, online program after learning that a high school credential she’d earned a long time ago wasn’t from an accredited school. “It was a shock, for sure, and a real setback,” she said. But

Oak Harbor student graduates on time despite a health scare

  • Sarah Smith

Billy moved a lot during her high school years. By her senior year, she’d been to four different high schools. Keeping up with coursework was difficult when she changed schools so often. Her cancer diagnosis made it feel impossible. “I was doing coursework packets in various places — from hospital beds and many, many different

Solutions for Every Student

  • Sarah Smith
  • September 7, 2021

Students are behind — now more than ever. This school year is key to helping them continue onward. By partnering with Graduation Alliance, you’ll customize your offerings and provide regular, consistent, and empathetic support. Expand Your Options and Resources Graduation Alliance gives you options for your toolkit, including: State-approved accredited online curriculum Certified, highly qualified