High school students who are not on track to graduate on time are of concern to staff and administration. These students deserve the additional time and effort it takes to help them prepare for their futures. Through their Root to Rise experience, high school students become more engaged in school due to the leadership experience they have at the elementary or middle school. At the high school, they are much more invested and engaged in their traditional classes. High school staff know that students who weren’t previously engaged are now becoming more so.
“I didn’t really have drive a year ago. But now I have all the drive in the world.” – Zaria W.