The graduation rate system measures the percentage of students that begin as a freshman and graduate four years later. PAPA’s Graduation Rate is measured according to the amount of time graduates and/or drop-outs attend PAPA over a four year period. The four year period is divided into quarters equaling 16 quarters. If a student attends PAPA for 1 quarter of a year and then graduates from another school, PAPA gets 1/16 of the credit for that student graduating. Conversely, if a student attends PAPA for one quarter of a year, moves to another school, and then drops out, PAPA loses 1/16 of the credit because that student dropped out. If a student moves back and forth between 2 or more schools, PAPA gets credit for the total number of quarters spent at PAPA.
That being said, PAPA’s Graduation Rate was 87.5 up 4 points from last year.