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New high school completion program for Arkansans ages 21 and older

  • Diana Kanzler
  • January 3, 2024

Little Rock, AR, Jan. 2, 2024 — Arkansas residents ages 21 and older who do not have a high school diploma can now finish school online for free through a new program from Graduation Alliance called the Arkansas Adult Diploma Program. Graduates earn an accredited high school diploma. “This program is designed for working adults

Graduation Alliance appoints Dr. Shawn K. Smith as COO

  • Diana Kanzler
  • January 2, 2024

January 2, 2024 Salt Lake City, UT: Graduation Alliance is pleased to share that Dr. Shawn K. Smith has joined the organization as Chief Operating Officer after a five-month search to fill the role. Dr. Smith comes from McGraw Hill where he served as Chief Innovation Officer from November 2020 until his move to Graduation

State Superintendent Announces Pandemic Recovery Program for Students

  • Joanna
  • February 13, 2023

February 13, 2023 RICHMOND – Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow announced today that the Virginia Department of Education has launched “Engage Virginia,” an academic recovery and coaching program to help students recover from the impact of the pandemic on learning, attendance and related issues. Continue reading

Online adult high school program celebrates 500th graduate in 2022

  • Joanna
  • November 11, 2022

 Columbus, OH, November 11, 2022 — Ohio 22+ Adult High School Diploma Program providers that partner with Graduation Alliance celebrated their 500th graduate of 2022 on November 3. Eight educational institutions throughout Ohio offer this state-funded program in partnership with Graduation Alliance, which allows Ohio adults to finish their high school requirements online at

New High School Diploma Completion Program for Arizona Adults

  • Joanna
  • October 28, 2022

 Phoenix, AZ, Oct. 28, 2022 — Arizona adults age 21 or older can now finish high school online for free through a new program provided by Graduation Alliance. Funded through appropriations provided by the 55th Arizona State Legislature, the Arizona Workforce Diploma Program results in an accredited high school diploma — not a GED.

NHED and Graduation Alliance join forces to offer mentoring success

  • Joanna
  • July 25, 2022

CONCORD, NH, July 22, 2022 — The New Hampshire Department of Education, which strives to support students throughout their academic careers, has partnered with Graduation Alliance to provide children in New Hampshire with mentors to help them successfully navigate school. Read more directly on the NHED website For some students, obtaining a high school diploma

Cognia Recognizes Graduation Alliance as a “School of Distinction”

  • Joanna
  • December 7, 2021

 SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 7, 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. Seventy-nine schools out of thousands demonstrated excellence in

Marian University and Graduation Alliance announce partnership

  • Joanna
  • November 29, 2021

 FOND DU LAC, Wis., Nov. 29, 2021 — Adults without a high school diploma now have the opportunity to earn their diploma and enroll in an affordable bachelor’s degree program through a partnership between Marian University and Graduation Alliance. “Marian University is excited to impact the hearts and minds of this unique population of

Graduation Alliance Launches ENGAGE Georgia Student Support Program

  • Joanna
  • November 11, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, Nov.11, 2021 — The Georgia Department of Education, in partnership with Graduation Alliance, is launching the ENGAGE Georgia attendance recovery program to help students stay connected with school and keep their education on track. ENGAGE Georgia provides students and their families an extra layer of support through an Academic Success Coach

Lexington County School District One Launches Dropout Recovery Program

  • Joanna
  • November 4, 2021

LEXINGTON, S.C., Nov. 4, 2021 — Lexington County School District One recently launched a program in partnership with Graduation Alliance, which provides students with an alternative pathway to a high school diploma. High school graduation can be an elusive goal for some students, and the pandemic has made things even more difficult. This innovative program