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A broad compilation of news stories relevant to students or anyone researching The American Academy or other online high school programs.

The American Academy names Ray Kelly as Chief Executive Officer

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PRESS CONTACT:
Jeff Beck, 801.931.2707
press@nodropouts.com
www.TheAmericanAcademy.com / www.NoDropouts.com

Dropout recovery and prevention innovator welcomes leader with strong record in education technology

Dropout Recovery Experts Identify Successful Formula for At-risk Intervention

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Contact:
Matt LaPlante, Research and Communication, NoDropouts
801.931.2707 ext 2062
press@nodropouts.com
www.nodropouts.com

Dropout recovery experts identify successful formula for at-risk intervention

The American Academy Raises New Round of Venture Capital Financing

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PRESS CONTACT:
Jeff Beck, The American Academy
801.931.2707
press@nodropouts.com
www.nodropouts.com

Dropout Recovery innovators raise $6 Million to expand reach to at-risk children via its NoDropouts™ offering

Utah proclaims "Dropout Recovery Week" as NoDropouts opens a new front

PRESS CONTACT:
Matthew LaPlante
NoDropouts
801-931-2707 ext 2062
press@nodropouts.com

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Salt Lake City, Utah — June 3, 2012 — According to the State Office of Education, Utah’s graduation rate rose from 69 percent in 2008 to 76 percent in 2011. That’s a significant accomplishment, but Gov. Gary Herbert says it’s not nearly enough.

Senior Project: To Learn More About Themselves, Twin Brothers Brave Desert

PRESS CONTACT:
Matthew LaPlante
The American Academy
801-931-2707 ext 2062
press@theamericanacademy.com

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Salt Lake City, Utah — November 21, 2011 — Travin and Kaden Silvers will graduate from high school in the next few weeks having completed a rather unusual senior project.

Through the Economic Doldrums, One Salt Lake City Company is Sailing Strong

PRESS CONTACT:
Matthew LaPlante
The American Academy
801-931-2707 ext 2062
press@theamericanacademy.com

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Salt Lake City, Utah — August 19, 2011 — Facing the worst economy since the Great Depression, many businesses are fighting just to survive.

But on the 11th Floor of the Walker Center in downtown Salt Lake City, employees of The American Academy are fighting to keep up with an exploding demand for their services.

Students, Including Many Former Dropouts, Give Online Program High Marks

PRESS CONTACT:
Matthew LaPlante
The American Academy
801-931-2707 ext 2062
press@theamericanacademy.com

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OLYMPIA, Wash. — September 1, 2011 — From teachers to technical support, American Academy students gave their online program high marks when surveyed by Washington State’s Digital Learning Department.

Ritzville Schools Fete Recent Graduate

The Ritzville School District recognized Kimi Bolton during its regular board meeting on June 21 as the first graduate from The American Academy.

The district partnered with The American Academy to offer an alternative learning program. Principal Deborah O’Brien explained that the diploma is equivalent in all ways to those presented during graduation on May 30.

Virtual High School Catching on Locally

Van Raalte Tech to graduate first class of e-learners this week

By Stephen Kloosterman
The Holland Sentinel
June 02, 2010
Holland, MI

As Van Raalte Tech’s first graduation approaches, Principal Deb Feenstra has learned not to underestimate students’ drive to succeed.

The online learning-based school, started by Holland Public Schools last fall for high school dropouts and students behind in their studies, plans to graduate at least 18 students at the end of this week.

Mid-Michigan Schools Look for New Ways to Give Students Path to Success

Virtual classes replacing some alternative ed 'we are ready for the culture change

Kathleen Lavey
klavey@lsj.com
January 24, 2011

Laurie Alber's commute to school is short. The laptop computer that connects the 16-year-old Waverly student to her high school classes is in her bedroom at home.

Each day, she logs on to read, do quizzes and complete papers for the two classes she's currently taking, health and history. She has daily online contact with teachers and meets in person with a mentor each week.