School Improvement

Persistence to Graduation

Published: 3/6/2018 4:28 PM


2018 Persistence to Graduation Summit, June 28-29, 2018

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) provides a variety of supports to schools and districts to identify students who may be off-track for College and Career Readiness, promotion, and/or on-time graduation and provide interventions to support students until they earn a diploma. 

Compulsory Attendance Age

Early Warning and Persistence to Graduation Data Tools     

Information on options for Early Graduation 

Information on Alternative Programs of Distinction 

Kentucky High School Graduation Requirements

Information on Dual Credit Options

Information on Apprenticeships

Information on Individual Learning Plan

Information on New Civics Test Graduation Requirement

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Alternative Programming Webinar, co-hosted with The Learning Center at Linlee (Fayette County) and The Providence School (Jessamine County) - February 26, 2016

Credit Recovery Webinar, co-hosted with McDaniel Learning Center (Laurel County Public Schools) - September 2nd, 2015 

District-Level Dropout Prevention Webinar, co-hosted with Corbin Independent Schools and Taylor County Public Schools - December 11th, 2015

Donna Deal
Office of Continuous Improvement and Support
Division of Student Success
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4772
Fax (502) 564-7820


KRS 158.145 - Findings and declarations on school dropout rate

KRS 158.146 - Establishment of strategy to address school dropout problem

KRS 159.010 - Age limits for compulsory attendance - notification and counseling prior to withdrawal - encouragement to reenroll after withdrawal

KRS 159.051 - No Pass/No Drive

KRS 159.030 - Exemptions from compulsory attendance

Federal Guidance

Joint Letter on Chronic Absenteeism​

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