|Fran Cook, June Atkinson, Carol Montague-Davis|
On Tuesday, state superintendent June Atkinson honored Early College of Forsyth for having 100 percent of its seniors graduate in 2015.
The recognition came at a luncheon in Durham honoring the 11 school districts and 60 high schools that had the highest four-year cohort graduation rates in the state for the 2014-15 school year.
“I am so proud of the teachers, school counselors, coaches, principals and district leaders, and others who have worked tirelessly to make sure more students are graduating from North Carolina’s public schools than ever before. Their dedication and tenacity enabled the state to reach the all-time high graduation rate of 85.6 in 2014-15,” said Atkinson said. “As we honor the schools and districts that do an exceptional job keeping students in school and on track for graduation, I am hopeful that these award winners will continue to share best practices and serve as models for districts and schools across the state.”
Early College had 50 seniors graduate in 2015.
Representatives from the districts and schools were honored and received plaques at a luncheon held in Durham. To receive an award, schools must have been open for at least four years.
To see the complete listing of schools, go to N.C. Department of Public Instruction