Middle College High School, a program that lets students earn high school credits while attending community college, ineffective at boosting graduation rates, concludes What Works Clearinghouse, which found only one study that meets scientific criteria.
Another dropout prevention program, Twelve Together, produced “potentially positive effects” in keeping students in school but not in helping them progress academically. The program organizes weekly after-school discussion groups for middle and early high school students.
Group discussions are based on student interest, usually focusing on personal, family, and social issues. The program also offers homework assistance, trips to college campuses, and an annual weekend retreat.
Again, What Works found one scientifically valid study of the program.