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Often called the "silent epidemic" in our nation's high schools, high dropout rates put individual students' futures at risk and pose enormous challenges to our nation's economic and social well being. Online credit recovery is an option that is rapidly gaining acceptance thanks to its unique ability to help address the dropout crisis.
With innovative delivery options that include before/after school models, weekend programs, and offerings during the school day, online credit recovery is delivering important benefits to students and schools alike including efficiency, flexibility, and cost effectiveness.
St. Tammany Parish Public Schools (LA) describes how they are using online credit recovery, delivered through a virtual school, to engage students with personalized learning opportunities and maximize district resources in order to increase graduation rates.
Also explored is how the Blackboard Learn(TM) platform provides the foundation for a district-based online credit recovery program.