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Reconnecting Students in Montana (VIDEO)

May 8, 2013

About one in three American Indian students in Montana will drop out of high school, according to a recent study. It's a statistic that's higher than the national average, and it's more than double Montana's high school dropout rate. But one school district is helping students become high school graduates through alternative school programs.

Browning High School has enabled nearly 150 of its students to re-engage through the Blackfeet Learning Academy. Staff help students identify and address barriers and offer one-on-one instruction often in untraditional hours, so all they have to focus on at school is learning —and graduating.

Learn more about this approach to mentoring and youth engagement in the video and article below.