Many kids who are graduating from high school and indicate that they will be going to college do not actually attend in the fall – the campaign focused on finding the reason and addressing it.
Currently, 31 percent (76 kids out of 242) who graduate from the Bellevue School District and say they are going to Bellevue College are ‘melting’ – meaning they do not actually register for and attend Bellevue College (our local community college) in the fall.
Compared to the 31 percent overall rate, the summer melt rate is worse for:
Source: Bellevue School District 2016 senior survey matched with National Student Clearinghouse fall 2016 enrollment records. On senior survey, N=242 who say they will attend Bellevue College.
Waiting for fall 2017 National Student Clearinghouse data for quantitative outcomes (i.e., melt rate after one year of intervention)
Monika Steen, Facilitator – Career Pathways