Graduate Yelm!

  • Simply stated, Graduate Yelm! is a program where our entire community commits to promoting graduation and graduation readiness at all times. As a school district, we believe that planning and preparation for graduation, continuing education and work starts in Kindergarten.

  • What is Graduate Yelm!

    What is Graduate Yelm!

    Navigating school, graduation and the decisions afterward are difficult for students and families. At times, families need support to help maintain a positive and productive approach about school. Graduate Yelm! is designed to maintain a positive conversation about the importance of doing well in school and graduating with a plan to continue learning and to enter the workforce. Learn more about the research.

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    Actions Steps

    All of our schools are working on No Excuses University (NEU) concepts in some way. Several schools are working toward an application to become a No Excuses University Network School, which is a significant honor. Lackamas Elementary became Yelm’s first Network School in the winter of 2017-18. It means that the school has well-established, exceptional systems in place to support the core beliefs.

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    What Can I Do?

    As a community member or business, you can support this effort by engaging in discussion with a student which will generate graduation readiness. Review the list of potential questions to learn more about graduation preparation and post-high school planning.

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