The United States graduation rates dictate that 66% to 88% of high school students graduated in 2005. Some of these differences in percentages exist due to the inability to determine what high school students were recipients of GED’s. Additional information such as an uneven availability of longitudinal data, statistics of prisoners and recent immigrants make it difficult to account for all data in the calculations. Graduation rates seem to have risen in the last three decades
Some districts have been targeting students that are at risk of dropping out by methods of promoting high school graduation, more personalized instruction, establishing closer relationships, and improving non-academic based behaviors. The following catalog of high school graduation slogans are provided to encourage the celebration of completing High School and entering adulthood. These are meant to inspire and have been shared by other individuals and organizations to promote academic success.
A fellow who does things that count, doesn’t usually stop to count them.
A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
Act as if you are, and you will become such.
All our dreams can come true…if we have the courage to pursue them.
Always do more than is required of you.
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.
Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated; you can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
Dreams come a size too big so we can grow into them.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught.
Education is not filling a bucket but lighting a fire.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
Education make a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive, easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
Every man is the architect of his own future.
Every person you meet knows something you don’t; learn from them.
Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.
If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.
If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance!
It is easier to go down a mountain than up, but the view is always best from the top.
It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Keep true to the dreams of your youth.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
Like dreams, small creeks grow into mighty rivers.
My father always told me, “Find a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.
One person working toward a dream is worth 99 people just working.
Recipe for success: Study while others are sleeping, work while others are loafing, prepare while others are playing, and dream while others are wishing.
Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey.
Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
The golden opportunity you are seeking is within yourself.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them to the impossible.
The rewards of the journey far outweigh the risk of leaving the harbor.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.
What is worse than having no sight is being able to see but having no vision.
Whenever I hear, ‘It can’t be done,’ I know I’m close to success.
You cannot get to the top by sitting on your bottom.
You’re not a failure if you don’t make it. You’re a success because you tried.
Children not only rely on the education received within a public institution, but home instruction is revered as equally important. 44% of teens desire their parents to talk to them more about investing money. 42% of teens wished their parents discussed how to establish good credit. The following infographic discusses more interesting statistics and facts of students that are graduating during the Great Recession and how to help prepare them for today’s economy.