Right supports to the right kids at the right time
After a decade of working to help raise our graduation rate, we have found the most effective way to make sure students succeed comes from providing the right support to the right child at the right time, consistently. While Anchorage School District is working to do their best to support students academically, 90% by 2020 has come together to give support outside of the classroom.
With our Back On Track initiative, we partner with the Anchorage School District, AT&T and Covenant House Alaska to help students who are at risk of not graduating earn their high school diploma. These students get more one on one support and work individually with staff to address other needs like housing, food, health care, and a number of other services. Through Back on Track, students are able to get individualized support with non-academic needs, so they can focus on school, learning, and earning their diploma.
Through our Community Plus Schools, we work with teachers and student's families to find what support they can use. Is a student behind in math? We can get them tutoring. Do they need daycare for a younger sibling? We can help.
For kids not yet in school, we work with Best Beginnings to sign kids up for Anchorage Imagination Library (AIL). AIL gets age-appropriate books to kids ages 0 - 5 at no cost to the family. This allows for more opportunities to read, which will help them get ready for kindergarten.