Special-needs students’ grad rates rising in SD73

In the 2010 school year, that completion rate was 46.6 per cent; at the end of the 2014 school year, it had grown to 71.7 per cent

Dale Bass – Kamloops This Week

While School District 73 has seen graduation-completion rates increase through the years, none of the categories has seen the growth experienced with special-needs students.

In the 2010 school year, that completion rate was 46.6 per cent; at the end of the 2014 school year, it had grown to 71.7 per cent.

As it increased, the rate went from being below the provincial average — 52.7 per cent in 2010 — to well above the 65.9 per cent registered across B.C. in 2014.

A report on the six-year completion rates is headed to the Kamloops-Thompson board of education at its meeting on Monday, Dec. 12. It reviews the five school years that end in 2014-2015.

The statistics are based on Ministry of Education information and don’t factor in students who have moved out of the district, who are visiting international exchange or Kamloops Blazers students or who have died.

The report will show the rate for all students district-wide continues to be below the provincial average, but the percentage of aboriginal students completing school remains well above the provincial marker.

For all students, with provincial percentages in brackets, the report shows: 2010, 75.9 (81); 2011, 77.8 (81.8); 2012, 78.4 (83.6); 2013 (82.8 (84.2); and 2014, 82 (83.9).

For aboriginal students, the comparison shows: 2010, 64.4 (53.7); 2011, 69 (56.4); 2012, 66.7 (59.4); 2013, 68.7 (61.6); and 2014, 73 (63).

Looking at its own review of completion success for the 2014-2015 school year, however, SD73 shows of all students, 90 per cent completed with either a Dogwood diploma or a completion certificate. For aboriginal students, the rate was 85 per cent.

 

 

Just Posted

Strawberry Tea — a delightful afternoon of fun

Students fundraise for European trip next spring

The Valley Tourist checks out IWE Rafting and The Clearwater Stop with gift shop

Looking into anything and everything that brings fun, enjoyment, and adventure

“To finish is to win” mantra of Barriere 50 mile endurance ride

‘No Bitch’in Barriere Ride-Just Ride’ came off for both horses and riders without a hitch

Back in Time

Historical Perspective

Cottonwood trees pose threat to motorists

Government has program to remove danger trees, but sometimes the responsibility is the landowner’s

Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman sentenced to life in prison

Experts say he will likely wind up at the federal government’s Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado

Olympic softball qualifier gets $150K boost from provincial government

2019 Americas Qualifier to be held in Surrey from Aug. 25-Sept. 1

Gas price inquiry questions Trans Mountain capacity, company denies collusion

The first of up to four days of oral hearings in the inquiry continue in Vancouver

‘Benzos’ and fentanyl a deadly cocktail causing a growing concern on B.C. streets

Overdoses caused by benzodiazepines can’t be reversed with opioid-overdose antidote naloxone

Will you be celebrating national hotdog day with any of these crazy flavours?

The popularity of hotdogs spans generations, cultures

Former home of accused Penticton shooter vandalized

Ex-wife of man who is accused of murdering four people had her house vandalized

Survivor of near-drowning in B.C. lake viewing life through new eyes

“If I died that day, the baby wouldn’t know his dad,” said 31-year-old Mariano Santander-Melo.

‘Beyond the call’: Teen in police custody gets birthday surprise by B.C. Mountie

Unusual celebration started when Staff Sgt. Paul Vadik went to visit the teen in his Coquitlam cell

Thunderstorms forecast across B.C.

Environment Canada has issued a thunderstorm watch for B.C.’s central Interior

Most Read