North Judson-San Pierre High School Graduation Rate Soars

 The North Judson-San Pierre High School principal attributes the uptick in the graduation rate at the corporation to the efforts of determined students, staff, and counselors.

The rate has only gone up slightly each year for the past few years, but Annette Zupin told the school board this week that it means a lot to see students improve. Zupin believes an 11 percent increase in the graduation rate between 2013 and 2014 is due to the determination of students to graduate. The graduation rate was at 84.7 percent in 2013 and 95.8 percent in 2014. The school board members are hoping for the same or better results this year. 

Zupin also credited the counselors for creating an avenue to direct students in the right direction, so they get the help they need to pass End of Course Assessment tests. She believes the A+ credit recovery program at the school helps students who are failing in English/Language Arts. Students who may not have strong English/Language Arts skills can utilize the program to strengthen those skills and it’s available online. The online course is offered in addition to a classroom course for help. A separate English remediation class is also available.