Washington Dropout Prevention Summit


The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and America’s Promise Alliance are issuing a call to action to ensure ALL Washington students graduate from high school. Currently in Washington State, approximately three out of every ten public high school students drop out of school. 

In response, OSPI is hosting a Dropout Reduction Summit on December 6, 2010. This unique event will bring together members of the state legislature, state-wide experts, state agency representatives, researchers, policy makers, students and other stakeholders to generate solutions to curb our dropout crisis. The Washington State Dropout Reduction Summit is one of 100 such events nationwide in which leaders will develop workable solutions to prepare our youth for successful futures--starting with a high school diploma.

The goal of the summit is to significantly reduce the high school dropout rate by mobilizing stakeholders from across Washington State to build:

  • An awareness of the scope and impact of the dropout crisis on both individuals and society.
  • A shared vision across multiple sectors, including education, social and health services, community-based organizations, nonprofits, and businesses that are committed to the idea that ALL Washington youth can graduate from high school ready for college, work, and life.
  • A common understanding of systems policy recommendations and how they relate to the development of a coordinated dropout reduction framework.
  • A commitment to a long term strategy that is embedded in and coordinates the work of multiple systems that serve vulnerable youth.
  • Multi-system, regional action teams.

Location: 
St. Martin's University Pavilion
5300 Pacific Avenue
Lacey, WA 98503