Why We Exist
In North Carolina, the 4-year graduation rate is 85.9%, which is 36th in the Nation. In Durham, the rate is 82.3%. This means nearly 20% of students in Durham do not complete high school.
North Carolina Public Schools 4-Year Graduation Rate (2015-16) 85.9%, 36th in the nation
Durham Public Schools 4-Year Graduation Rate (2015-2016) 82.3%
Why We Matter
- 97% of colleges and employers accept the GED.
- 60% of recent GED graduates are enrolled in college.
Earning a GED leads to more educational opportunities and better jobs, which situates former “dropouts” to become contributing members of their communities.