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Courses to help students prepare for what’s next

  • Sarah Smith
  • February 4, 2022

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

National Mentoring Month

  • Sarah Smith
  • December 22, 2021

January is National Mentoring Month. MENTOR National and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health launched National Mentoring Month in 2002 to raise awareness of mentoring, recruit mentors, and promote rapid growth of mentoring, according to Mentoring.org. At Graduation Alliance, we believe in the power of mentoring and provide students with 360-degrees of support

New Year’s resolution ideas for school administrators

  • Sarah Smith
  • December 21, 2021

The New Year is a great time to reflect on the past year and identify some areas of improvement for the coming year. For school administrators, making New Year’s resolutions in January may seem counterintuitive. January is midway through the school year, and you don’t want to start making major changes right before the spring

The benefits of a high school diploma

  • Sarah Smith

A high school diploma is the minimum level of education an individual needs to thrive in the United States, but students leave high school before graduation for a variety of reasons. Graduation Alliance has been paving alternative pathways to graduation for high school-aged and adult students alike since 2007. Most school administrators know how important

In Defense of Remote Learning

  • Sarah Smith
  • November 29, 2021

One of the things being echoed in the dozens of education articles filling news feeds daily is: Remote learning is the worst thing since New Coke. What is New Coke? Exactly. Everyone is talking about remote learning because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the sudden, urgent, and national transformation of brick-and-mortar education into online learning

Student, Parent, and Administrator Portal

  • Sarah Smith

The Graduation Alliance portal is a one-stop-shop for students enrolled in a Graduation Alliance program. Every student has access to the portal, making it easy for them to: Check their grades and feedback on assignments Complete coursework and view upcoming assignments Connect with their support team View their progress toward graduation No textbooks or physical

Combating Seasonal Depression

  • Sarah Smith

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), commonly referred to as seasonal depression, is common among teens around this time of year. According to an article for Los Angeles Times High School Insider, “The symptoms of SAD are the same as those of depression and include loss of interest in activities you enjoy, moodiness, fatigue, feelings of hopelessness,

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