The High School Graduation Initiative

“Our priority is to play a role in increasing graduation rates so that we will have more young people with better skills that will save millions of taxpayer dollars, greatly expand tax revenue, reduce crime and improve citizenship.”

Vision: HSGI will implement innovative intervention, dropout prevention, and dropout reentry strategies resulting in all students graduation from high school and prepared for post-secondary education.

What We Do:

  • Create positive energy and excitement about High School Graduation
  • Identify students who may be at risk of dropping out of school and provide academic, social, and health supports needed to achieve graduation.
  • Identify students who have left the school system and provide a variety of options to engage them in their education.
  • Involve parents and community in believing that graduation matters.
  • Celebrate achievement

Risk Indicators for Dropout

  • Excessive absenteeism
  • Repeated low and failing grades
  • Credit deficiency
  • Involvement with Juvenile Justice
  • Economic challenges
  • History of suspensions
  • Teen pregnancy
  • Drug and/or alcohol use
  • Lack of connection to school
  • Minimal family support

The High School Graduation Initiative is a partnership between:

Sunnyside School District

  • Mabton School District
  • Mt. Adams School District
  • Northwest Community Action Center