Ann Arbor Dropout Recovery Program is completing its 100th graduate student

ANN ARBOR, me., November 2, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Ann Arbor Public School Dropout Recreation and Prevention Program completed its 100th graduation this summer, creating an important benchmark for Michiganers who otherwise may not have reached this important milestone. Since 2018, the program has continued to grow with more graduates each month.

“This program has been incredibly effective for undergraduate students – especially during the pandemic – in guiding those enrolled towards the goal of earning a diploma,” said Paul DeAngelis, Ann Arbors Executive Director for Higher Education. “We look forward to continued growth and success as we navigate the ever-changing educational landscape. Programs like this one with Graduation Alliance are important to our work of providing students with alternatives to the traditional high school environment. “

Dropout recovery programs like the one in Ann Arbor an important addition to the traditional high school experience. While personal tuition is always the goal, some students face obstacles and barriers that make a regular school day impossible. These programs help students overcome these barriers and still earn a high school diploma in their district. Students enrolled in the program will receive a WiFi-enabled laptop to complete their course work anytime, anywhere. You also get access to 24/7 tutoring resources, academic coaches for guidance, and local advocates to help overcome obstacles. Comprehensive levels of support are key and students are paired with a dedicated personal support staff to help keep them engaged and on track with their studies.

According to the US Census Bureau, there are more than 1 million Michigan Adults do not have a high school diploma. In 2020, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics stated, “High school graduates earn on average $ 9,200 more per year than those without a diploma. ”This program has created educational and economic opportunities for hardworking students who have struggled to graduate from high school the traditional way.

Since the pupils will start their way to school this fall, the transition back to traditional school life will be difficult and in some cases logistically impossible for many. For these students there is an alternative way, like the one Ann Arbor Public Schools Dropout Recovery and Prevention Program, may be your best bet to continue your education.

Ann Arbor Public Schools offers a world-class arts-focused educational experience, including high-quality program offerings such as Project Lead the Way, International Baccalaureate (IB), Preschool and Early Fives classrooms, and ample technology in our 19 elementary schools, two K-8 schools, five middle schools, five high schools, pre-school center and A2Virtual Academy. Visit AAPS at

Since 2007, the Graduation Alliance has provided schools and communities across the country with the resources and support they need to help individuals achieve their educational and career goals. In partnership with school districts, local governments, nonprofits, human resource development boards, and community colleges, Graduation Alliance develops highly effective alternative education and training programs for employees. More information about the Graduation Alliance can be found at

CONTACT: Joanna Camburn ([email protected]; 855.486.8855)

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