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. 33217 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Cheryle Belo, FACE Counselor 336-727-8185 email@example.com
Mrs. Kay Landry, Program Manager for Graduation Initiatives 336-748-4000 ext. 34803 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.Project Graduation United Way Grant
In order to support our district goals, United Way of Forsyth has funded a 3 year grant focusing on work at eleven elementary, middle and high schools. The established strategies include family engagement, intensive tutoring, college access programming, and reading interventionist.Bee Legendary United Way Grant
Carver High School is the recipient of the Place Matter grant through United Way. There are several strategies that were established to impact graduation at Carver including academic enhancements, intensive recruitment and retention, family engagement, community engagement, and college access and advising.
Data Compilation and Analysis
An Annual Graduation and Dropout Data Report is compiled 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
Angela Hubbard-Program Manager
for Graduation Initiatives
for Graduation Initiatives
336-748-4000 ext. 34803 (office)
336-748-4000 ext. 34821 (office)
2013-2014 Full Dropout Data Report - Intro/Table of Contents
2013-2014 Full Dropout Data Report - Main Report
2012-2013 Full Dropout Data
2011-2012 Full Dropout Data Report
2010-2011 Full Dropout Data Report
2009-2010 Dropout Data Executive Summary
2009-2010 Full Dropout Data Report
2008-2009 Dropout Data Executive Summary
2008-2009 Full Dropout Data Report
2007- 2008 Dropout Data Executive Summary
2007-2008 Full Dropout Data Report
2006-2007 Dropout Data Executive Summary
2006-2007 Full Dropout Data Report
2005-2006 Dropout Data Executive Summary
2005-2006 Full Dropout Data Report