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New Path High School Sees Record Student Success

Photo of New Path High School educators

From left to right: Educators Saundra Senior, Ben Gatlin, Mary Byard and Nichelle Mauk. Not shown: Tommy Heinrich (math support)

The New Path High School, located in the Anchorage Correctional Complex, has had another very successful year with 15 students graduating and an additional 41 continuing to work toward that goal. Leading the way was a group of three students who reached the Platinum Level on the WorkKeys Assessment, which is given to all juniors and any senior that wants to work on improving his or her score. In the five years that the Anchorage School District has been administering the test only six students have reached this level. All students who re-tested passed the high school exit exam with an average increase in score of 30-plus points. A job well done by staff and students!