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Credit Recovery Helps At-Risk Students Stay on Track in School

Posted on May 9, 2017

Johnstown, PA (May 9, 2017) – For some students, failed courses and too many missed classes jeopardize their ability to earn a high school diploma. In fact, more than 1.2 million students drop out of high school each year, according to the U.S. Department of Education. That’s one student every 26 seconds – or 7,000 a day. Credit recovery through Ignite Education Solutions can prevent students from becoming a statistic by keeping them in school and on track for graduation.

“Ignite Education Solutions offers many options for summer credit recovery, all of which can be tailored to ensure students succeed in recovering the needed credits,” said Emily Theys, director of Ignite Education Solutions. “Parents and students can choose a program that works best for their schedules. Options include guided, site-based or online credit recovery. Credit for courses completed transfer to their home district so they start the next school year on pace with their peers.”

Participating students and parents receive regular feedback through weekly progress reports. Ignite Education Solutions also has teachers available for drop-in help should students need extra support in person. Parents are encouraged not to wait until a child’s senior year in high school to attempt to regain lost credits. Studies show that a student’s performance in his or her ninth grade year serves as a powerful predictor of whether he or she will graduate from high school. In fact, students with a GPA of 2.0 or lower at the end of their freshman year should be considered at risk for dropping out, according to a US Department of Education study.

Credit Recovery options include: 

  • Guided Credit Recovery – Ignite Education Solutions matches the student with a certified teacher who provides assignments in the required subject area. Students complete the work independently, which takes approximately 50 hours. For more difficult content, 10 hours of teacher instruction is available. The registration deadline to receive a grade prior to 2017-2018 school year is July 14, 2017. All coursework must be completed by August 11, 2017. Guided Credit Recovery is ideal for students who need a flexible schedule. Tuition is based on National School Lunch Program (NSLP) guidelines; $260 – full price and $205 –free/reduced lunch.
  • Online Credit Recovery – The most flexible option with a wide range of courses! Enrolled students must have a high-speed internet connection and access to Microsoft Office or Google Docs. Online Credit Recovery is ideal for self-motivated students. To participate in the first session, a student must be registered by noon on June 8, 2017. Classes begin June 12, 2017. The end date for Session 1 is July 21, 2017. The second session begins on July 3, 2017. Students must be registered by noon on June 29, 2017. The end date for Session 2 is August 11, 2017. Tuition is based on the NSLP income guidelines; $155 – full price and $130 –free/reduced lunch.
  • Site-Based Summer School - Our most structured option. Students complete assignments individually and in small group settings on-site at locations in Johnstown and Somerset. Classes are taught by a certified teacher. Individual instruction and support are available. Students will not have homework. Classes begin July 10, 2017. Students must be registered by July 7, 2017. Classes end on August 10, 2017. Tuition is based on NSLP income guidelines;$175 – full price and $145 – free/reduced lunch.

To learn more about The Learning Lamp’s credit recovery or summer school options, call 814-262-0732 or visit thelearninglamp.org.

Ignite Education Solutions is a division of The Learning Lamp, a nonprofit organization with a mission to engage all children in the support they need to succeed. We deliver high quality programs that are affordable and accessible to families of all income levels. The Learning Lamp served 19,748 children from 88 school districts and 46 non-public and private schools and other organizations in 18 Pennsylvania counties and two counties and two counties in Maryland in 2014. Ignite Education Solutions provides: temporary staffing services, substitute teacher program, specialized classrooms, online learning, professional development, and other services that include mobile fingerprinting, homebound instructions, SAT prep, The Learning Lamp To Go and grant writing and communications support.

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