3 Montana Schools Featured In Public Media’s ‘American Graduate’ Series

Three innovative and community-driven solutions encouraging more Montana students to graduate from high school are featured in a public media collaboration that focuses on dropout prevention and increasing the graduation rate.

MontanaPBS tells the stories of working being done in Livingston, Bozeman and Hardin. All three communities have vibrant Graduation Matters Montana initiatives that are making tangible gains in getting more teens to graduate from high school.

Graduation Matters Livingston received a 2015 Impact Award from the Office of Public Instruction for its innovative approach to engaging student voice. Livingston’s Park High School has increased its graduation rate by 9.1 percentage points in just the last three years.

MontanaPBS’ story explains how…

Graduation Matters Hardin received a 2015 Impact Award from the Office of Public Instruction for its work in shrinking the American Indian dropout rate.

As MontanaPBS explains, Hardin school leaders are using data to make decisions.

Graduation Matters Bozeman consistently outpaces the rest of the state in the number of students who complete the federal Financial Aid for Student Assistance (FAFSA), in-part because it has received grant money from Graduation Matters Montana and the Student Assistance Foundation three times.

MontanaPBS explains how another unique program is making a difference in Bozeman.

These stories will be airing on MontanaPBS stations through Oct. 3. At least one video will be featured Oct. 3 on PBS’ American Graduate Day.