How Can You Help?
The Pitt County Dropout Prevention Campaign is an effort by Pitt County Schools (PCS) to partner with the community at large to develop workable solutions that prepare our youth for college, work, and life...starting with a high school diploma.
Every member of our community can help to address the dropout crisis in Pitt County and throughout the nation:
Twilight Academy - High school students were able to re-take courses they had failed in an after-school program using EdOptions software for credit recovery and staffed with PCS teachers. As a result, 141 students graduated in the 2010-11 school year due to Twilight. In addition, since the beginning of the program in the spring of 2010, 327 credits have been issued to students.
In the 2009-10 school year, the number of students dropping out of school was reduced by 25.1% from the previous year. The two successful grant funded programs mentioned above helped contribute to this reduction. Your support in sponsoring a student(s) for one of these programs during the 2011-12 school year would be greatly appreciated.
Together, we can help ensure that all PCS students Finish the Race!