Bay Area School Redesigns Its Program to Help Students Graduate
Theresa Harrington, EdSource
When Jazhun Brown first transferred to De Anza High School as a junior, poor grades made him an unlikely candidate to graduate on time. That changed when school counselors, college advisers, and supportive teachers pushed him to reach his potential.
De Anza’s efforts to keep students on track to graduate and go to college reflect a push across California for schools to increase the number of students graduating from high school. De Anza has implemented several key changes to make this happen, including academies that help students focus on careers, outreach to parents, online credit recovery options, and academic counseling for struggling students.