(Las Vegas, NV) — The Clark County School District is projecting a 65 percent graduation rate this spring, up 6 percentage points from last year’s rate.
Statistics released Monday show an estimated 15,000 Las Vegas-area high school students will earn a diploma with the Class of 2012.
District officials say they’ve been aggressive this year to help nearly 7,500 students who were in danger of missing graduation because of a credit shortage or because they didn’t pass the high school proficiency exam.
They say the 65 percent graduation rate is 13 percentage points higher than the number of students who were on track for graduation at the beginning of the school year.
The district is planning summer school and a first-ever August graduation ceremony to accommodate about 2,000 students who don’t finish by June.