Oklahoma’s 280 alternative education programs taught more than 11,000 students last year.
More than 3,000 of them were seniors.
"Of those seniors that they served, they had a 93 percent graduation rate. So, of those students that were on track to drop out, they were able to enter one of these 280 programs and get back on track and graduated," State Director of Alternative Education Jennifer Wilkinson told the State Board of Education this week.
Wilkinson said Oklahoma’s philosophy is a big part of that success.