Office of Graduation Initiatives Best Practices
Efforts are predicated upon the belief that each student is unique and must be nurtured in a manner that meets individual needs. Comprehensive strategies are grounded in research and address locally identified needs. Inclusive programming targets individual students, parents/guardians, school personnel and the community at large.
FACE: Forsyth Academy for Continuing Education
FACE is an evening program housed at the Career Center for high school students that serves returning students, currently enrolled students identified as in imminent danger of dropping out, and seniors who need a credit recovery option. Student referrals are made by home school counselors. Classes are offered for credit recovery and for new course credit using blended learning instruction. Classes meet Monday-Thursday from 4:30pm-7:00pm. Students may enroll at any time during the school year. The Coordinator and Counselor provide administration support, academic advising, course scheduling, personal counseling and post-secondary planning. For more information, contact your home school counselor or these FACE personnel:
|Mr. Walter Johnson||FACE Coordinator||336-748-400 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mrs. Cheryle Belo||FACE Counseloremail@example.com|
|Mrs. Kay Landry||Program Manager for Graduation Initiatives||
Graduation Initiatives Cohort Teams
These teams, established at each high school, use data to identify school needs and devise strategies to increase the school and district graduation rates and decrease the school and district dropout rates. The team is also charged with the responsibility to create a targeted plan to implement the 20-Day Process for reporting dropouts.
Supportive mentoring programs provide our students with the encouragement they need to succeed. While many schools offer mentoring programs specific to the school site, we also support the following district programs:
At-Promise Student Lists
In collaboration with our Research and Evaluation Department, students identified at risk of leaving school prior to graduating (early leavers) are provided to middle and high schools each fall. Schools design supportive services aimed at keeping the students engaged in school with the goal of on-time graduation.
Early Warning Tracking System
Weekly identification of students based on attendance, discipline and core performance set standards. Emails received by administrators, counselors and social workers provide real-time listings of students for targeted interventions.
Data Compilation and Analysis
An Annual Graduation and Dropout Data Report is complied through a collaborative effort involving NCDPI, and our district offices of Accountability, Research and Evaluation, ELL, and Technology. The reports are strategically distributed at the school and district levels and are available online through our department website.
Kay Landry-Program Manager for Graduation Initiatives
336-727-2756 ext. 2 (office) 336-793-6597 (cell)