Over-Age, Under-Credited Students and Public Charter Schools: An Exploration of Successes, Strategies, and Opportunities for Expansion

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Author: National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Published: July 2014

Over-age and under- credited (OU) students are defined as not having the appropriate number of credits for their age and intended grade. A new report released today by the National Alliance for Public Charter SchoolsOur Piece of the Pie, and SIATech examines how public charter schools are taking a leading role in serving these students who have fallen behind in school or dropped out altogether. 

Over-Age, Under-Credited Students and Public Charter Schools: An Exploration of Successes, Strategies, and Opportunities for Expansion looks at the best practices of five charter schools that are successfully re-engaging OU students and makes recommendations to make it easier for charter schools and traditional public schools to bring this important student population back to school.