High school completion is a fundamental building block on which other educational and life goals are built; so when students do not complete high school, the toll on the quality of their individual lives is significant.
To assist Alberta School Jurisdictions in successfully increasing their high school completion rates, Alberta Education has designed the High School Completion Strategic Framework (HSC) around five areas for action:
- Tracking Progress - Monitoring student, school and jurisdiction data is at the core of the early identification of trends and factors that may contribute to a student not completing high school.
- Student Engagement - Students are more engaged when they have the opportunity to have input into their learning and the life of the school.
- Successful Transitions - Transition planning is multi-faceted and is required for events that result in changes to relationships, routines, expectations or roles.
- Partnerships - Collaborative partnerships are an essential component in supporting successful high school completion.
- Positive Connections - For students to experience success, positive connections must be created and maintained between the school staff, the student and their family.
The Alberta High School Completion Framework addresses the challenges students face in finishing high school and helps ensure all students are given the opportunity to succeed.