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Setting a high bar – no dropouts

8/27/09 (Thu)

Beulah, like many schools in North Dakota, has an impressive record of graduating its seniors so they are equipped to pursue further education or enter the workforce. But the school district could still do even better, said Superintendent Rob Lech.

The Beulah School District is revamping its alternative school program. The program helps students who are having trouble keeping up with their peers in a variety of ways, including credit recapture for dropped or failed classes and online courses for those who don’t have trouble learning in a traditional classroom. The goal, according to high school principal Todd Kaylor is to graduate every student that enters Beulah High School. Although Beulah averages only two or three dropouts per year, Kaylor thinks that is too many.