There are thousands of American students struggling in high school every day of every school year. According to the Institute of Education Science, approximately 7 percent of students drop out of public and charter schools nationwide. Although the dropout rate has decreased by more than 50 percent since 1970, the total 2014 exodus was greater than 1.2 million students. These startling numbers are proof that the dropout rate remains a large problem for school systems and for students.
Over 1.2 million students are currently struggling in high school. If your children are too, it may be time to look at other options that make their learning styles, their needs and their future key focal points for the next step of their education.