With the number of programs offered at the Eastern Pulaski Schools Corporation, the schools like to keep track on where their students end up after high school. Superintendent Dr. Robert Klitzman said high school counselor Kate Dailey presented the school board with the roundup of the 2012 graduating class, with a follow-up on where they are now.
Klitzman said more than 90 percent of the class of 2012 have either entered the workforce or sought further education, either through trade schools, college, or other training.
“I believe that the purpose of our school in this case is to make sure that our students that have graduated have the opportunity to choose that next step to go, whatever it is, whether it’s into professional training, whether it’s into college, whether it’s into the workforce, that they’re in a position to do that. I think we’re very successful in that case. We’re over 90 percent that are in an institution of further education or in the workforce, and some of those that are not, are by choice.”
Klitzman went on to explain that the school was unable to contact a number of students that have already scattered after leaving high school.
The board also went over the number of students that are taking dual-credit classes, and he said he’s proud to say that number continues to climb. For the smallest amount of money, Klitzman said, students can gain college credit while in high school. He said he’s also proud to announce that a number of students are also taking advanced placement programs, cooperative programs, and mentorship programs, in addition to the basic requirements that each student has in the area of academics.