School Improvement

Persistence to Graduation

Published: 5/3/2019 9:37 AM

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. 

Registration for the 2019 Persistence to Graduation Summit: Safe and Supportive Learning is now open! 

The summit will be held July 9-10 at the Lexington Convention Center and will feature peer-led interactive breakout sessions, keynotes by Hamish Brewer (2017 NAESP Nationally Distinguished Principal and Virginia Principal of the year, Prince William County Public Schools 2019 Principal of the Year) and Marietta Watts (Executive Diversity Liaison for the Office of Institutional Diversity and leader of Unconscious Bias Initiative at the University of Kentucky). Summit topics will include well rounded educational opportunities, safe and supportive learning environments, effective use of education technology, student transition and re-engagement strategies, and alternative education. EILA credit and CEUs for social workers will be available.

Registration is free on a first come, first serve basis. All attendees are responsible for registering themselves. Use the discount code PTG2019 in order to attend at no charge when you register. You must use this discount code to avoid being charged a registration fee. 

EILA Credit
A total of 16 credit hours of EILA will be available to administrators attending the 2019 Persistence to Graduation Summit. EILA certificates worth one hour of credit will be provided at the end of the 16 applicable sessions. Facilitators in each session will provide hard copies of certificates since they are the only ones who are able to verify attendance. Sessions providing EILA credit will be noted in the summit app and Schedule at a Glance for your reference. Please note that EILA certificates cannot be provided after the summit or sent electronically. Thank you in advance for being attentive to your EILA needs and requesting a certificate at the end of those sessions offering credit.

Resources and Information

Early Warning and Persistence to Graduation Data Tools

Information on Dual Credit Options

Information on Apprenticeships

Information on Individual Learning Plan

Information on New Civics Test Graduation Requirement

To stay up to date, join the Persistence to Graduation listserv.

Donna Montgomery
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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