North Dakota high schoolers are staying in school.
A recent report by the Department of Public Instruction says the states’ four year graduation rates grew by 1 percent last year.
We took a look at district rates in our region.
Some were above the states average, some slightly below.
Surrey school had 33 seniors last year and all 33 of them earned their diplomas.
A teacher there says regardless if students attend a big school or school in a rural area,
the best way to keep graduation rates going up is support at home.
Curtis Askvig, a history teacher at Surrey School said, “How do we keep people in school is support from the parents and the family and the understanding that eduaction is valuable and it’s going to get them to a goal at some point in their life and it may not be immediate.”
Askvig says he’s had to incooperate more group work over the last ten years, as he’s noticed students learn better like that.