Goal Area 5: All Students Graduate

Background Information

We take seriously the unique learning needs of every child and we have made and continue to make investments in staffing, programming and services that enhance the academic, social and emotional needs of students.

  • Cougar Café: Centennial High School students needing additional academic support, homework help, or credit remediation can come in after school for this assistance. This program is staffed by licensed core area teachers.
  • LEAP and Advisory
  • Anti-bullying Efforts: In recognition that safe schools are important for student learning, the Centennial School District has adopted a new school board policy along with procedures and practices that will enhance the learning environment for all staff and students.


2016-2017 Performance Indicators*

The most recently published 4-year graduation rate (2017) for students attending school in the Centennial School District is 92%. These percentages include students at Centennial High School (94.7%), Centennial Area Learning Center (26.3%) and the Pines School (a program located at the Anoka County Correctional Facility) (3%). Though we have yet to attain the desired 100% graduation rate, these numbers are significantly higher than state and national averages.

 Performance Summary - Goal in Progress

Goals for 2015-2018*

  • The 4-year graduation rate will increase from 91.9% in 2015 to 95% in 2018. 


* Published graduation data is one year prior to the reporting year.

Systems, Strategies, and Supports for Improvement

  • Staff examine course grades, assignment completion, and attendance rates to identify program needs and to target support to individual students. Data is disaggregated by race/ethnicity, gender, special education, free/reduced, and EL.

  • The Centennial School District offers a wide array of before and after school and summer targeted learning opportunities for qualifying students in grades K-8.

  • American Indian Education programs provides afterschool tutoring and homework support

  • LEAP (CHS) & Connections (CMS): Both the high school and middle school offer a break in the academic day for students to connect and recharge.

  • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)—CHS, CVE;  —CMS, RLE

  • Staff at the Pines School and Centennial Alternative Learning Center utilize Restorative Practices to develop school culture and positively address student behavior infractions.

  • Staff conduct transcript checks to monitor progress toward graduation and provide counseling support, remediation, credit recovery, and other measures to assist students toward graduation.

  • Progress is evidenced through improved grades and attendance.