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Dropouts: Less money, less hope

More teens than ever quit high school; future doesn’t bode well for most

By Josh Perkins, Class of 2009
SpiderWorld Online
Concord (NC) High School

POSTED: Oct. 26, 2007

Did you know that about 2,500 American high school students drop out every day? Did you know someone with a high school diploma will make about $10,000 more per year than someone without a diploma?

Virtual School Symposium - Students Speak!

I just returned from a few days in Kentucky attending the Virtual School Symposium. Each year, they put together a panel of online students to tell us about what works and what doesn't.

Here's what I learned:

One of the most important resources we, as a school, have is your feedback. Students, I want to hear from you! Please email me anytime - principal@theamericanacademy.com. Tell me what's on your mind; I promise I'll reply!