“ As the former Superintendent of Fresno County Office of Education (FCOE) and an educator for over 43 years, I understand the concerns and challenges our students and administrators face. One of the reasons I support Learn4Life is that its mission is not to seek out the student who is in school, but to seek out the student who is not in school. It has developed a model that addresses each students’ needs before, during and after their education.” Larry Powell, president, The Powell Project C3:23

Data

Learn4Life’s network of nonprofit schools have been changing stories since 2001. Thousands of students earn their diploma each year, and thousands more catch up on credits and return to their original school. We are tireless advocates for all students, making sure that earning a high school diploma is within reach to every child regardless of their circumstances.

“ As the former Superintendent of Fresno County Office of Education (FCOE) and an educator for over 43 years, I understand the concerns and challenges our students and administrators face. One of the reasons I support Learn4Life is that its mission is not to seek out the student who is in school, but to seek out the student who is not in school. It has developed a model that addresses each students’ needs before, during and after their education.” Larry Powell, president, The Powell Project C3:23

We serve a diverse population of students, most of them looking for a second chance at a quality education. It’s important to keep the student population in mind when looking at our data.

4 Year Cohort Graduation Rate vs. 1 Year Cohort Graduation Rate

Our 1 Year Cohort Graduation Rate is 75% and our overall success rate is 89%.

As alternative schools who serve a largely at-risk population, we are measured differently than traditional schools. We use a 1 year cohort graduation rate, which is the number of students who graduate within one school year of becoming high school seniors.

All schools in the Learn4Life network qualify under the Dashboard Alternative School Status (DASS) accountability model. For more information click here.

Our 4 year graduation cohort rate is 29%. This means that 29% of our students graduate within 4 years of beginning high school.
But what that number doesn’t account for is:

  • Only 18% of the students who enroll in our schools are on track to graduate when they start with us.
  • The average student enrolls with us nearly a year behind in credits…
  • And has been out of school for more than 200 days.

So of course they’re less likely to graduate within a 4 year cohort.

Still, our program is successful! We start with “18% on track at enrollment” and turn that into a 29% “on time” graduation rate.

Learn4Life students at a glance:

  • 60% are ineligible for enrollment in traditional school because they are 17 ½ or older.
  • More than 2,500 are pregnant or teen parents. Nearly 75% of teen moms do not graduate from high school.
  • 87% of our students are minorities and often economically disadvantaged.
  • Thousands are English Language Learners.
  • 16% receive special education services.
  • 10% are homeless, foster or migrant students and benefit from Learn4Life’s trauma-informed model.

The fact is – Our program works.

  • We serve nearly 50,000 students each year in nearly 100 resource centers.
  • 18.6% of those students are “on track” when they enroll, but our 1 year cohort graduation rate is 75%!
  • The average student GPA increase is nearly 2 points!
  • We have an 89% success rate!

Every dropout who earns their diploma is:

  • 6X more likely to vote
  • 26% less likely to be unemployed
  • 8X less likely to be incarcerated

We transform communities. Since 2001, we’ve had a $5.3 Billion net impact on the economy:

  • $1.7 billion saved in social services such as law enforcement and other social impacts.
    • Graduates commit fewer crimes and need fewer social services than dropouts
  • $3.6 billion created in tax revenue from higher earning grads. 
    • Graduates earn more money, pay more taxes, and spend more in the community.

 

Instead of creating a lifelong drain on public resources, the thousands of dropouts we save go on to become productive, contributing members of society. These graduates are on track to breaking the generational chain of poverty, many as the first in their families to graduate with a high school diploma.

165000+

students total students served since 2001.

89%

success rate.

46%

of students continue on to post-secondary education.

$5.3 Billion

Net positive impact on the economy since 2001

Personalized Learning

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We offer more than a diploma. We give our students an array of programs that help them engage more fully in their academic work, as well as exposing them to exciting opportunities to further develop courage, resiliency and important life skills.

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