When we say every, we mean it.
Over the weekend, nearly 100 volunteers visited the homes of dozens of potentially at-risk students to inform them about the options available to them to complete their high school graduation requirements in the 11th-annual Project Reach Out Walk.
“I’m grateful for every educator and staff member who spent their Saturday morning knocking on doors to encourage students to finish up and graduate,” Klein ISD Superintendent Dr. Jenny McGown said. “In the Klein Family, we look out for each other.”
Our volunteers made contact with nearly 30 Klein students and their families and were able to provide insight, information, and resources. Most importantly though, they gave support and encouragement.
“Students and families are often surprised that school staff are knocking on their door,” graduation completion specialist Angie Mentz said. “Letting the students know that we care about their education and are willing to go the extra mile makes a big difference. A personal phone call or visit can be the one thing that helps them realize the importance of graduating from high school.”
Many of these families were previously unaware of the multitude of options available to them inside of the district to ensure their students successfully graduate.
On-time graduation rates for the Class of 2018 rose to 94.6 percent last year. The rate represents a 0.9 percent gain over the Class of 2017. Klein ISD will continue participating in the Project Reach Out Walk and graduating seniors on-time who are college, career, and life ready.