In these statistics, it takes into account the number of students who repeat a grade and if you look at the dropout rate to include the seventh grade, the figure is even more astonishing. Also this number includes ninth graders not graduating on time in FOUR YEARS.
Abraham Mazlow concluded that (in general) for an individual to achieve Self acutualization (your maximum potential), you have to have basic needs met at each level before you become entirely satisfied with yourself.
These statements are based on various studies from foundations, universities, magazines, and publications, but have proven to be pretty accurate in the determination of whether a student stays in high school or drops out of high school.
Dropout Powerpoint Presentation
PRO-FILE SPORTS MANAGEMENT COMPANY, INC.PRESENTSLOUISIANA HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUTSSTUDENT ATHLETES VS. NON STUDENT ATHLETES<br />
WHAT IS A HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT?<br />IN BRIEF: n. - Someone who quits school before graduation; Someone who withdraws from a social group or environment.<br />*This is what you have to look forward to if you drop out. <br />Is this what you want?<br />
LOUISIANA DROP OUT STATISTICS(DO YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF THIS STATISTIC?)<br /><ul><li>State dropout cases for public schools has increased to 50%.(exaggerated)
In recent years the dropout rate was approx. 33%-38%.
The state has approximately 180,000 public school students.
This means that in the near future, 90,000 students will drop out of high school per year. During the past 5 years, 59-63K students have dropped out over that period of time, per year.</li></li></ul><li>What does this mean for the state of Louisiana?<br /><ul><li>It depletes the future workforce.
It decreases the tax base for the state, therefore state funded programs are at risk.
It raises taxes for the working people to support very important and needed programs.
It creates an unattractive and illiterate workforce for new companies to come to Louisiana.
The state will lose a substantial amount of funds from the federal government to create new roads, new schools, and federal programs because of a lack of people working in Louisiana.</li></li></ul><li>What could possibly be the cause of our kids dropping out of school?<br />Let us find out<br />what is missing so that<br />you can succeed in your <br />Journey to adulthood.<br />This diagram is not the answer to our problem, but it is an instrument to find a cause to such a high dropout rate.<br />
What are some outlets at your disposal to combat becoming a dropout?<br />Participate in athletics.<br />Become part of a social group at your school. Ex. Student government, debate team, chess team.<br />Try to find a mentor.<br />Participate in your local churches.<br />Have dinner with your parents and talk about your problems. (It really helps)<br />
How does being an athlete help in discouraging being a dropout?<br />High school athletes have higher grades and lower dropout rates in general and attend college more than that of non athletes.<br />Nearly seven of ten Americans say high school sports teach students lessons in life they can’t learn in a classroom.<br />Extracurricular participation is a school’s best predictor of an adult’s success.<br />Athletes that do better in the classroom are involved in school activity programs and stay involved in the community after graduation.<br />Student-athletes generally have a higher gpa than the average student and are absent from school less.<br />
What is the state of Louisiana doing to combat the rising dropout rate?<br /><ul><li>The resolution to the dropout rate is controversial, but lets look at a snapshot of the proposed bill.
Legislature wants to enact a law that would lower state education standards for some students in hopes of reducing La’s public high school dropout rate. (Sen. Bob Kostelka, (Monroe) is not in favor of this project.)
The plan would let some students enter the ninth grade and pursue the new curriculum, even if they fail the LEAP, which eight graders are required to take and pass for promotion.
This legislation would offer students a new curriculum to help prepare them for a career, technical school or a community class.
Class, tell me what is wrong with this picture. If you can barely get a job digging ditches graduating from high school with a regular diploma, what can you expect with a less challenging curriculum in which you finish earlier than you would with a diploma. Furthermore, how can you even understand the curriculum in community college and technical school when you can barely read and write at a 7th, 8th, or 9th grade level?
GIVEN THIS SITUATION, WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS IF YOU DROPOUT OF SCHOOL?</li></li></ul><li>Teenage Pregnancy<br />
PRO-FILE SPORT MANAGEMENT COMPANY, INC.(PSMC)<br />IT IS UP TO YOU<br />PLEASE MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION FOR YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILY, FOR THIS STATE, AND FOR THIS COUNTRY.<br />YOU MAY THINK THIS ONLY EFFECTS YOU, BUT YOUR DECISION TO DROP OUT EFFECTS THIS CITY, THIS STATE, THIS COUNTRY, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, YOURSELF.<br />
But if you decide to stay in school, the opportunities are boundless. . . .<br />
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