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Did you know?

When teachers asked their 9th grade students, “How many of you plan to attend college?” Overwhelmingly, close to 100% raised their hands. When the question was, “How many of you think that you will drop out of high school?” nobody raised a hand.

If all students at 9th grade level believe that they will graduate from high school and most think they will attend college, then why do 28-36% of Washington State students drop out?

Do These Statistics Concern You?

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Did you know?

  • Washington State is tied for 48th in the nation for graduates meeting the entrance requirements for a 4-year college.
  • Washington State ranks 50th in the nation for the number of third year college students.
  • In the United States, about 1.2 million students drop out annually – that’s one student every 29 seconds.
  • 50% of students need remediation once they have entered college

ACADEMIC LINK OUTREACH EXISTS TO CHANGE THESE STATISTICS NOW!

No child should slip through the cracks.