Please Extend the Statute Allowing Co-Enrolled High School Students
to Attend Adult Education Programs for Credit Recovery.
No Funding for Co-Enrolled = Road Block to Higher Education
If high school students are faced with this Road Block, they risk:
- Not graduate on time
- Dropping out of high school
- Stuck in dead end jobs, with low wages
- Life of poverty
- Being a burden on society and social programs/services
Give parents and students this educational choice… Co-enrollment.
Give these students the green light to keep GOING….
Give high school students who are behind in credits needed to graduate on time, the choice to enroll in adult education programs for the purpose of credit recovery.
This is a choice that willing students want.
- To complete high school
- To continue their education
- To have the opportunity to attend post-secondary, career or tech education
- To have the skills and educational levels to earn a family-living wage
Don’t put up a Road Block for over 60,000 Florida high school students.
Give them the choice to attend adult education credit recovery programs.
Help these high school students get back on track.
Three-fourths of Florida’s high school students who were co-enrolled in adult education programs remained in school or graduated.
One third of recent Florida high school dropouts served by adult education, returned to high school or obtained a high school credential. (OPPAGA)
Currently 19% of Floridians do not have a high school diploma or GED. Do we want to add to those numbers?
(2010 US Census)
If you have some high school education but no diploma, the unemployment rate is 14.6% and the median earning potential is $23,608.
Compared to an Associate’s degree, the unemployment rate is 6.8%, and the median earning potential is $39,572.
High School dropouts were more than twice as likely to be living in poverty as high school graduates.
Seventy-four percent of dropouts spend one or more years in poverty between the ages of 25-75.
Two in five youths between the ages of 16 and 24 who drop out of school receive public assistance.
Educational attainment not only impacts a worker’s ability to find a quality job, but it also impacts the state’s ability to attract and generate high quality jobs.
Graduation rates and educational attainment is also a key consideration for businesses seeking to expand or locate in the state.
A low Florida high school graduation rate would be a deterrent for bringing in quality businesses to our state.
We need every Florida student to be prepared to enter post secondary education, be prepared to earn a family-living wage, and be prepared to contribute to their community.
Give them this choice to succeed. Give them the opportunity to co-enroll for credit recovery.
No Road Blocks to a High School Diploma.