Academic Outcomes Paper
How to Achieve a 100% Graduation Rate
with Online and Blended Learning
All students who entered Williams Junior Senior High School as freshmen in the fall of 2011 graduated in May 2015. However, that was not always the case. In August 2012, one-third of the high school students were credit deficient and the credit recovery program was ineffective. To help overcome these academic challenges, in May 2013, the staff implemented the academic recovery program for junior high students and the credit recovery program for high school students.
Williams' keys to student success include:
- Staffing resources for an online credit recovery program
- Setting goals for students and motivate them via the "Nintendo Effect"
- Creating guiding principles for an online credit recovery program
- Developing a schedule for students in a blended model
–Dr. Nicholas Richter, Williams Jr/Sr High School Principal