The Graduation Challenge is a fun and friendly competition designed to increase graduation rates and inspire seniors to finish off the school year strong. Prizes and recognition opportunities help incentivize students to stay on their path to success. Online activities, games and tools support students throughout their educational path.
High schools in the Diplomas Now network will compete to earn the most points by getting their students to make the pledge to graduate and complete the Graduation Challenge Badge.
All schools participating have the opportunity to earn an “Unlock the Box” school grant if a certain percentage of their seniors make the promise to graduate. To earn a $500 grant, seniors will need to make the pledge to graduate:
- 95% of seniors in schools with schools that have fewer than 125 seniors
- 85% with schools between 126 and 225 seniors
- 75% with schools with more than 225 seniors
Students can earn swag on a weekly basis throughout the Challenge. The winning school earns a celebrity guest to attend their senior event!