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SPONSORED WEB SEMINAR DIGEST

Using Online Credit
Recovery Programs to
Increase Graduation Rates
Resources to help at-risk students succeed

A District Administration Web Seminar Digest * Originally presented on February 8, 2017
In the Wright City R-II School District in Missouri, the Wright City Academy provides online alternative
education and credit recovery programs for at-risk high school students attending Wright City High
School. In 2013, the academy began using Fuel Education original credit courses and credit recovery
courses, helping the school meet a wide range of intervention and improvement needs while turning
frustrated and unsuccessful students into motivated learners who take pride in their work and aspire to
earn their high school diploma.
In this web seminar, an administrator from Wright City Academy discussed some of the keys to
its success, and how the academy has used online credit recovery courses to increase their course
completion rate to 86 percent and to significantly improve the district's graduation rate.

Nicole Bono: At Fuel Education, our mission is to partner with schools and districts like Wright City to enhance student outcomes and to improve student academic growth. For Wright City Academy, that means
increasing graduation rates. For other schools, they
might have different goals. Whatever the goal, our mission is to partner with you to make sure that your online
and blended programs are successful.
With over 500 unique courses available, we provide the industry's largest catalog of online courses
for grades pre-K through 12. We have 19 credit recovery courses, which means that we enable you to
say yes, no matter what challenges you're facing-
whether it be students who need some help and are
struggling, or if it's web-accelerated learners who are
looking for a more challenging curriculum. Our goal
is to provide you with as many options as possible for
your students.

We're very excited to be offering six new credit recovery courses in the 2017-18 school year, developed
to foster growth mindset and to encourage intrinsic
motivation. We will be offering Algebra 1, Geometry,
Algebra 2, English 9 and 10, and Spanish 1.
We're also making significant advancements to
our health and physical education credit recovery
courses. One of the unique features of these courses
is that they incorporate the ARCS Model for motivating students, giving specific attention, relevance,
confidence and satisfaction-again, promoting that
growth mindset. This curriculum includes instructional videos featuring real teens who demonstrate reallife concepts and how the concepts they're learning
in the courses can be applied to real-world situations.
Carla Woods: Our academy started over 10 years ago
with the intention of providing an alternative for stu-

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