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3 Benefits of Outsourcing Summer School

  • Sarah Smith
  • March 23, 2022

Do you have a plan for your district’s 2022 summer school offerings for grades 9-12? Every school district has unique student needs to address, and Graduation Alliance could be a good option for summer course completion for your high school students. Two years into the pandemic, we are still seeing its effects on students. Student

Missing in the Margins

  • Sarah Smith

Finding Students Who are Falling Through the Cracks There has been a significant focus over the past two years in the news about students who are “missing” due to the pandemic. However, the students aren’t actually missing — they’re just not showing up to class. In partnership with seven state departments of education and regional

Student Spotlight: Zoë Coleman

  • Sarah Smith
  • March 16, 2022

Oftentimes, there are circumstances outside of your control. Zoë moved in with her grandmother during her senior year of high school but was unable to finish high school in her grandmother’s school district. She was stuck. At 20 years old, Zoë was able to finish high school online and enroll in an associate degree program

Foster Resiliency in Your Students Through Mentoring

  • Sarah Smith
  • February 24, 2022

Strengthening resiliency skills is one of the best things school administrators can do for their students. Over the past two decades, researchers who study K-12 students have linked both academic performance and engagement to student resiliency (Solberg, Davis, & McLemore, 2010). Kelly Hupfeld, in her whitepaper, “Resiliency Skills and Dropout Prevention,” writes, “Finally, students who

Supporting students who struggle with test anxiety

  • Sarah Smith

Up to 40% of all students struggle with test anxiety, according to a 2010 study published in Educational Psychology. Test anxiety is anxiety surrounding tests or exams and can affect everyone from kindergarteners completing their first assessments to professionals taking licensing exams. What is test anxiety? The American Psychological Association categorizes test anxiety as a

Student Spotlight: Christina

  • Sarah Smith
  • February 17, 2022

Christina grew up in and out of the foster care system. When she turned 18 during her junior year of high school, she could no longer stay with her foster family and ended up being homeless. She no longer had a physical address and, therefore, could not attend school. “I’m sure there was some sort

How education breaks the cycle of poverty

  • Sarah Smith
  • February 4, 2022

“Nearly half of the world’s two billion children live in poverty, and one in five live in extreme poverty, which the United Nations defines as below $1.90 a day.” – BrainFacts.org It has long been common knowledge that education can help break the cycle of intergenerational poverty. But some researchers propose that education is, in

Courses to help students prepare for what’s next

  • Sarah Smith

At Graduation Alliance, we believe that education is the best investment we can make for our society today – to ensure a stronger tomorrow. That’s why we work to give students of all ages the resources, support, and flexibility they need to reach their educational goals and prepare for what’s next. We offer more than

Student Spotlight: Matthew

  • Sarah Smith
  • January 12, 2022

Matthew is the first to admit that he struggled to stay motivated when he was attending school. Combined with a heavy course load, he just couldn’t keep himself interested. One of his teachers recommended he look into Graduation Alliance to help him finish out his senior year. And now, he’s a high school graduate! “The