Description of Study

 

The ILC is an alternative high school graduation program with an innovative blended approach balancing online and onsite learning activities. 

Brief Synopsis of Year One Findings

Factors Influencing Return to School

  • To make family proud

  • Availability of the flexible ILC schedule

  • An opportunity to go to college

 

Impact of Online Curriculum

  • Ninety-seven percent reported having a good experience with the online program : accessible, self-paced, and the ability to replay instruction

 

Rankings of ILC Components

  • The highest ranked among ten ILC components identified was the online curriculum

 

Graduation/Attrition Rate

  • Thirty-seven students (41%) graduated with full diplomas by the end of the first year of the study

 

 

Brief Synopsis of Year Two Findings

Obstacles to Prior Success - Most or All of the Time

  • Hanging out with friends - 63.8%

  • Going to Work - 41%

  • Having transportation - 39.7%

  • Family worries - 39.7%

  • Drinking alcohol - 22.9%

  • Drug use - 28.9%

  • Getting pregnant - 25.3%

  • Lookig after relative - 33.7%

  • Residential move - 31.1%

  • Juvenile court issues - 22.9%

  • Income worries - 39.7%

 

 

 

Perceptions on Graduation Prospects

The Independent Learning Center - A Three Year Evaluation

 

 

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