The International High School at Lafayette Participation in Government Mr.

Joel Unit 7 – NYC Home improvement Project Ze Cheng Zhong, Thai Luu, Luilly Cepeda

SOME FACT ABOUT THE GRADUATE
August Graduation Rate

MORE STUDENTS ARE EARNING REGENTS DIPLOMAS AFTER FOUR YEARS
Percent of Students in a Cohort Graduating from High School in 4 Years
August Graduation Rate August Graduation Rate

65.1%
7-9 Regents at 65+

60.7%

62.7 %
7-9 Regents at 65+

- This graph shows the graduation rate in the last 6 years. In the year 2010, there are 65.1% student graduate. Which means there are more than 30% student did not receive their diploma.

Graduation Rate Graduation Rate Graduation Rate

7-9 Regents at 65+

52.8%*
7-9 Regents at 65+

49.1%
7-9 Regents at 65+

16.6% 17.0%
5 Regents at 65+

46.5%
7-9 Regents at 65+

16.3%
5 Regents at 65+ 5 Regents at 65+

15.4% 12.5%
5 Regents at 65+

Adv Regents

12.7%
5 Regents at 65+

5 Regents at 65+

25.7% 21.0% 21.8%

29.9%

Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation

34.7%

Regents Regents
Diploma
55+ on 5 Regents 65+ on 2 of 5 Regents & 55+ on 3 of 5

17.5%
55+ on 5 Regents

55+ on 5 Regents

55+ on 5 Regents

Local
65+ on 3 of 5 Regents & 55+ on 2 out of 5

Local Diploma

16.6%

15.4%

15.6%

18.0%

16.5%

13.9%

Class  of  ’05 2001 (2001 Cohort)

Class  of  ’06 2002 (2002 Cohort)

Class  of  ’07 2003 (2003 Cohort)

ClassAugust  of  ’08 2004 (2004 Cohort)

ClassAugust  of  ’09 2005 (2005 Cohort)

ClassAugust  of  ’10 2006 (2006 Cohort)

Required Regents Exams are: English, Math, US History & Government, Global History, and Science; Additional Requirements for Regents with Advanced Designation: Science, Mathematics, and Language Other Than English (LOTE)

Note: Totals reflect data available at the time of reporting provided by NYS; August graduate data is only available for cohorts 2004-2006 The overall rate may not equal the sum of each diploma type due to rounding. *Final year NYS did not include August graduates

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SOME REASONS OF STUDENT DROPOUT:
- 43% missed too many days to catch up - 45% entered high school poorly prepared by their earlier schooling - 35% said they were failing

Reason of Student Dropout
50%
43% 45% 35% 32% 25% 22% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%
Missed Entered Class too high school much poorly prepared Failing Left to get Teen Take care a job Pregnancy relative

- 32% said they left to get a job - 25% left to become parents

- 22% left to take care of a relative

SOME COMPLAIN OF THE GRADUATION RATE
- This table shows the regents requirement is unfair for certain group of student, especially for Latino, Black, English Language Learner and students with Disabilities. - Also, the Local Diploma is no longer avertable after 2011.

SOME RESOLUTION
- Set up a public website to help the student to solve their study or family issues.

- Hire volunteers to go to different local schools spreading the benefits of staying in school and the negative effects of dropping out of school.
- Regent and graduation system reform. - Reset the Local Diploma

LETS IMPROVE OUR COMMUNITY!!!

WORK CITE
“Reasons Teens Drop Out of School”. Barr, Kathryn Rateliff. Mon. 26 Mar. 2012. <http://www.ehow.com/list_7183516_reasons-teens-drop-out-school.html>. “Faces of the Local Diploma”, Advocates for Children of New York. 2010. Wed. Mar 29. 2012. <http://advocatesforchildren.org/Faces%20of%20the%20Local%20Diploma.final.pdf>.

“Regents Requirements”. New York State Higher Education Services Corporation. 2012. Thur. 30 Mar. 2012. <http://www.hesc.com/content.nsf/SFC/Regents_Requirements>.
“Admissions and Graduation Reguirements”. NYC Department of Education. 2012. Mon. 26 Mar. 2012. <http://schools.nyc.gov/SchoolPortals/03/m415/educationalsupport/admissions/gradreq.htm>. “NYC Graduation Rates Class of 2010”. Dennis M, Walcott. 2011. Fri. 16 Mar. 2012. <http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/30D1B49C-D908-4FAA-BC3D1F7CA246549E/0/GRADRATE2010_HIGHLIGHTS_WEB.pdf>. “High School Graduation Rates Vary Drastically Among States”. Teen Trends. 2012. TUE. 01 May. 2012. <http://teenagerstrends.com/>.

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