Rural Arizona Charter School Boosts College Enrollment Rates

| September 16, 2015

By Jackie MaderEducation Week

A charter school in rural Arizona that serves mostly Native American students is improving high school graduation and college enrollment rates for students who have traditionally lagged their peers.

A recent story by Education Week’s Catherine Gewertz highlighted the STAR School, which serves 130 Navajo students in pre-K-8. Eighty percent of STAR’s 8th grade students graduate high school in four years after leaving STAR, compared to the state average of 61 percent for Native American students, and 70 percent for American Indian students nationwide. Seventy percent of STAR’s graduates attend college within a year of completing high school, compared to 63 percent of all students nationwide.

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