Michigan City High School has been looked down upon for a while, but some recent news caught many people's attention. The school's graduation rate increased to 89.8 percent, which is a little more than one percent higher than the state average.
This is great news for students, educators and community members. The high school has been negatively viewed many times, but this news is nothing but positive. Hearing that the high school’s graduation rates have increased makes educators and students in the school system proud. This is something that makes our school look way better in many ways.
Without the help that is received from teachers and counselors, the graduation rate would not have seen an increase. The counselors at the high school have been working hard to make sure all of the students are meeting the graduation requirements. Students can forget that they need to take classes in fine arts, and the counselors are here to remind them and make sure they are placed in those classes. The counselors are working non-stop to make sure students are taking all the required classes and getting all 44 credits that are needed to graduate.
Along with counselors, the teachers are working hard to help students pass the classes that are required and to get enough credits. Teachers are willing to stay after school and even come in before school to help students understand material that they may be confused about. They are willing to spend any extra time they have to help their students understand new things and make sure they are ready for tests.
With all the help offered, students have a better opportunity to meet the graduation requirements.
Students at MCHS have been working hard, and it is beginning to pay off. MCHS is on the rise.
Katie Bildhauser is a student at Michigan City High School. City Pride is a regular column produced by MCHS students.