Dover High School in Dover, DE was recently recognized as an Edmentum Rock Star School for their success with Plato Courseware and EdOptions Academy in their Twilight and Daylight programs. The Edmentum Rock Star School program recognizes outstanding schools and their inventive and effective uses of the full range of Edmentum learning solutions.
Dr. Evelyn Edney, Co-Principal at Dover High School, shares the success of the Twilight program at Dover High School. They have been using Edmentum’s EdOptions Academy for over four years and recently implemented Edmentum’s rigorous credit recovery solution, Plato Courseware to help address the differentiation needs of students.
Edmentum: What are the strengths of your online learning solution?
Edney: Plato Courseware and EdOptions Academy were chosen to implement because of the versatility of the program and its mixture of being reading-intensive and visually interactive. I believe that because of Edmentum and the products we use from there, we are saving lives, saving students from being high school drop-outs. Plato Coursewareis a very easy-to-use, multimedia based, Common Core-aligned curriculum, with excellent reporting capabilities.
Edmentum: Describe who you’re serving and what unique needs they have that this solution addresses?
Edney: The Dover High School after school program was designed to let 12th grade students make up credits they are missing from failing previous grade levels. Without these credits, these students would not graduate on time and would likely drop out. Serving roughly 50 students per year, the Twilight program at Dover has helped at-risk students for many years.
Edmentum: What results can you share about the success of this implementation?
Edney: The Twilight program at Dover served 45 students this school year, helping many of them graduate when otherwise they would not have done so. In its first year, the Daylight program served 29 students - 22 of those graduated with their classmates in June. The other seven are on track to complete their curriculums during the summer and will graduate in August.
“We are so pleased with the adoption of the Daylight program. We have seen a change in the attitudes of our students who had convinced themselves to give up. Within a week of using the program, they were smiling and saying, ‘I can do this.’”
Dover High School is so pleased with the success they experienced with Plato Courseware and the EdOptions Academy that they feel confident in their abilities to expand the Daylight and Twilight programs whenever the need arises. At a school that grew by more than 1,000 students last year, that need might come sooner rather than later.
Thank you to Dr. Evelyn for sharing the success. Read their full story here.