After working for two years at Alchesay High School as part of the turnaround team, I take great pride in seeing continuous improvement and Alchesay returning to an era where students go to school, achieve while in school, stay in school, and graduate on time.
With that mouth-full of a statement, the state recently reported on Alchesay’s graduation rates and dropout rates. Alchesay students and staff are getting the job done. Graduation rate show tremendous climb while the dropout rate has declined significantly.
You should note that Roy and I arrived in Alchesay in the summer of 2010 after our dismissal from Payson Schools. You will note that the trend is up in a big way for graduation rate and a significant reduction in dropout rates.
The dropout rate actually increased during our first year as we implemented new standards for behavior and worked hard to raise expectations. The dropout rate in year two plummeted from over 27% to 16% and I would expect that one will see a continuous improvement as students continue to embrace the higher expectations.
Great job for Alchesay High School and their staff, students, and administration. Keep up the good work!