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High school dropout rates have long been a problem for school districts, and various contributing factors have solved the problem. Most of these students have been plagued by the inability to integrate into the mainstream of school life due to socio-economic standing, lack of parental support, and many other problems. This qualitative study examined how distance learning courses have the potential to increase high school graduation rates and attendance rates. This study was conducted at an alternative high school where the primary goal is to ensure nontraditional students' academic and personal support needed to graduate from high school. Five themes emerged from the participants responses: Academic Acceleration, Flexible Scheduling, Academic Support, Safe Environment, and Transportation. These themes were consistent with previous literature that supports the success and demand of distance learning settings, and the lower dropout rate for older students.


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International Journal of Management Studies and Social Science Research





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