Goal 1: To improve student achievement 3 With engagement comes achievement! What does student engagement look like in Grade 8 English Language Arts? At Astral Drive Junior High, it looks delicious! A recent unit on procedural writing turned students into chefs, cooking show hosts and foodie blog writers, thanks to deep collaboration between the classroom teacher and a literacy coach. Jen Greer and Heidi Lemire cooked up some real-world lessons that these Grade 8 students simply devoured! What was on the menu? Find out in this video. Credit Recovery is an alternative educational option supporting students in achieving outcomes for a credit that they did not achieve during the regularly scheduled semester. Credit Recovery provides students with opportunities to recover credits and graduate high school with age appropriate peers. Simply put, the Credit Recovery program is another way to support students in finding academic success. The program is offered in all high schools in the Halifax Regional School Board and is very much a success story. During the 2015-2016 school year, 92% of students in the program recovered credits! As a direct result of Credit Recovery programming, 201 students were eligible to graduate in June 2016. Since the program began in 2006, 2,781 students have successfully recovered 3,060 courses. In addition to increasing graduation rates, Credit Recovery programming also helps to improve student attendance. What does this program mean for students? See for yourself in this video. How do the Credit Recovery and Credit Rescue programs increase learning success? Credit Rescue can be used when it has been determined by the classroom teacher that a student is at risk of losing his or her credit. The rescue takes place before a student fails. Support is put into place to help the student achieve the credit, and considers academic, environmental and social-emotional factors.