Perry County Central High School will be presented the Rock Star School Award on March 10, 2015, by Edmentum, a leading provider of online learning solutions. The school has helped 1,059 students recover credits needed to graduate since the program started in 2005.
Perry County Central High School began using Plato Courseware during the 2005–06 school year to help students who were falling behind with credits. Over the years, the school has found that 70 percent of students in the program have improved their academics as a result of their work in Plato Courseware. Most recently, in the 2013–14 school year, 98 percent of the students in the program graduated, including six fifth-year seniors. The school has seen consistent success using the program for credit recovery and has expanded the program’s use to all high schools in the district. The school also added ACT® and COMPASS® test preparation programs and an intervention program to help a broader population of students.
“This program has saved many students who have lagged behind,” said Lea Sparks, assistant principal at Perry County Central High School. “Many students would not graduate or graduate on time without this program.”
Edmentum’s Rock Star School program recognizes outstanding schools by their inventive and effective uses of Edmentum learning solutions. The Rock Star School Award presentation will occur at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on March 10, 2015, at Perry County Central High School: 305 Park Avenue, Hazard, Kentucky 41701.