Randolph program makes ‘Stars’ of potential dropouts
Participants credit it for their success
Four years ago the Stars afterschool program at Randolph High School began looking for ways to bond ninth-graders at risk of becoming dropouts with their school. This year its first class is graduating with flying colors. Of the 25 students identified by Randolph schools as likely candidates for retention, or being kept back, in Grade 9 - a strong predictor of failure to graduate - 21 are on track to graduate this spring.