NDPS Certification Program


Sign up now for the National Dropout Prevention Specialist (NDPS) certification program for educators and at-risk youth workers. This program is founded upon NDPC/N’s research-based effective strategies, known youth risk factors, professional learning participation, and field implementation of acquired knowledge. Program completers complete a Field Project Report as a resource for those seeking strategies and solutions for improved graduation rates and student success.

2016 National Dropout Prevention Network Conference

Solutions to the Dropout Crisis

Episode 74

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Solutions to the Dropout Crisis airs on the second Tuesday of every month at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Episode 74:PAR (Program Assessment and Review): Behind the Scenes

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Know an outstanding individual or dropout program? Nominate them for a Crystal Star Award by July 1, 2016. Crystal Star Award 2016 Nomination Packet

Why Do Students Drop Out


Several large longitudinal studies include questions asked of high school dropouts related to reasons for dropping out of school.

See some of the most frequent reasons reported over the last several decades in this NDPC/N article.

"Why Do Students Drop Out?"

Crystal Star Award Program Winner Mountain Education Charter High School

NDPC/N Headlines

May 25, 2016

Radio Interview with NDPC Director Dr. Addis

Listen to this radio Interview with NDPC Director Dr. Addis on dropping out and the 15 Effective Strategies. This interview took place on KCPS radio May 25, 2016. Interview Part One: Start at the 11 Minute Mark Interview Part Two

April 20, 2016

National Dropout Prevention Center/Network and K12 Inc. Are Taking Solutions Show on the Road!

Sponsorship Enables Increased Awareness of Dropout Prevention Programs and Policies Clemson, S.C. (April 20, 2016) The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (NDPC/N) is pleased to announce that K12, Inc., a technology-based education company and leading provider of proprietary curriculum and online school programs for students in pre-K through high school, is now sponsoring Solutions to the… Read more »

April 18, 2016

Edgenuity and National Dropout Prevention Network Partner to Increase High School Graduation Rates

Educators Receive Network Membership to Foster Best Practices and Research-Based Solutions for At-Risk Youth Clemson, SC April 18, 2016 In an effort to help increase high school graduation rates, Edgenuity, a leading provider of online and blended learning solutions, today announced a partnership with the National Dropout Prevention Network (NDPN). The partnership builds on Edgenuity’s… Read more »

From the Web

May 19, 2016

Podcast on Blended Learning Featuring Sari Factor of Edgenuity

Check out this podcast program featuring Innovation Partner, Edgenuity. Sari Factor explains the vlaue of blended learning, and Edgenuity’s expansion into 17,000 schools. Podcast via Edsurge.


March 16, 2016

Fannin County Participates in Diploma Planning Institute

Fannin County High School and Fannin County Middle School participated in a Diploma Planning Institue led by NDPC and Pioneer Regional Educational Service Area (RESA). Learn more about DPI here.


Innovative Solutions for Improved Graduation Rates

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