School District working to increase completion rates

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School District 60 is working hard to raise completion rates in the district.

On Tuesday, the province released a report showing the District had a completion rate of only 66.3 per cent. The provincial government tracks the number of students entering Gr. 8 and who then go through to complete Gr. 12 in the same district.

If a student starts grade 8 in the District, but moves away before completing grade 12, the province counts that student as not finishing high school.

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School District 60 Superintendent Larry Espe says the district is disappointed by the low number, but is working hard to correct it. Espe says the District has two main goals.

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The District has also been trying to connect with students who haven’t graduated and find out what schools or the District could have done differently.

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Espe points out last year 92 per cent of students who entered grade 12 at North Peace Secondary School graduated.

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