While doing some reading on Career and Technical Education this morning I came across an article on greatschools.org containing some exciting statistics!
“School-to-career courses at the high school level have additional benefits that promote positive outcomes for students who enroll – namely higher attendance rates and achievement. For example, the attendance rate for school-to-career students in one Philadelphia school district was 87.5% (10% higher that other students) indicating that students are interested in or value these classes enough to be there. Another sign of student interest and engagement is that 30% of the Philadelphia career education students earned a 3.0 or higher grade-point average (GPA), while only 19.8% of non-career education students earn a B-average or better GPA. But perhaps the most convincing evidence of student interest, relevance, and staying power of the school-to-career programs is the dropout rate of 3.4%; less than one-third the rate for non-vocational students in the district.”
To read the entire article, click on this link: http://www.greatschools.org/special-education/LD-ADHD/1002-career-technical-education.gs
This news just makes us even more excited to share our courses with you!