The pilot site for the East Baton Rouge Parish School System’s Pathways to Bright Futures held at Glen Oaks High School released data showing the overwhelming majority of participants in the program received passing grades. This data is based on a total number of 2nd quarter 9th-grade pilot participants being 67.
Of that cohort number, 96% of students earned passing marks, 92.5% of students were on track for “on-time” graduation, 83% earned at least 3 hours of college credit, and 55% earned 6 hours of college credit. In comparison, in recent years, less than 10% of Glen Oaks students have graduated with dual enrollment credits earned.
“This data shows us that students have the ability to succeed if challenged to do so. They have the potential to earn an associate degree, or an industry-based credential, along with a diploma by the end of high school, while saving themselves from the rising cost of tuition and student loan debt for two years of post-secondary education,” stated Superintendent Sito Narcisse, Ed.D.
Additional information regarding the Pathways to Bright Futures program can be found online at www.ebrschools.org/brightfutures.