School District working to increase completion rates

School District 60 is working hard to raise completion rates in the district.

On Tuesday, the province released a report showing the District had a completion rate of only 66.3 per cent. The provincial government tracks the number of students entering Gr. 8 and who then go through to complete Gr. 12 in the same district.

If a student starts grade 8 in the District, but moves away before completing grade 12, the province counts that student as not finishing high school.

School District 60 Superintendent Larry Espe says the district is disappointed by the low number, but is working hard to correct it. Espe says the District has two main goals.

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The District has also been trying to connect with students who haven’t graduated and find out what schools or the District could have done differently.

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Espe points out last year 92 per cent of students who entered grade 12 at North Peace Secondary School graduated.

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