North Logan, Utah — For the second year in a row, InTech Collegiate High School graduated 100% of its seniors. Such an achievement for even a single year is rare for schools/districts, but is even more impressive given that InTech’s curriculum requires that students take multiple college level or STEM-focused courses to graduate.
Officially, the Utah State Board of Education’s (USBE) annual report of high school graduation rates lists InTech as having a graduation rate between 95% and 100%. Ranges, rather than exact percentages, are reported by the USBE when a school or district’s graduation rates approximate 100% to protect the privacy of students who do not graduate from Utah schools with their peer cohort. For InTech, the state policy aimed at obscuring identities also obscures a unique achievement – a perfect graduation rate in both 2016 and 2017.
InTech’s graduation rate for the last two years comes as the culmination of years-long efforts to increase graduation tracking of students, target interventions earlier, and improve accuracy of student data systems.
“We are very proud of each of our graduating classes, but especially pleased that every senior graduated with a high school diploma in each of the last two years. This achievement has come from not only the obvious hard work of our students, but also through focused efforts by our faculty to target effective interventions when students have struggled.” – Jason Stanger, Principal.
InTech’s graduation rate has been steadily improving over the last several years due to:
• Improved accuracy of student data by the school registrar
• Consistent graduation tracking of students by the school’s guidance counselor
• Improved targeting and timeliness of necessary academic interventions by faculty