Over the past six years, the Dogwood Completion Rate for the Greater Victoria School District has shown continual and steady improvement, moving from 70.8% in 2008 to 84.5% in 2013. The Dogwood Completion Rate is the proportion of students who graduate within six years from the first time they enroll in Grade 8.
The Greater Victoria School District has worked hard to continually improve the Dogwood Completion Rate over many years. The District is extremely pleased with this year’s 6.7% increase, moving from 77.8% in 2011/12 to 84.5% in 2012/13. The rate of 84.5% exceeds the provincial average of 83.6%.
The District believes that the pathway to graduation is a K-12 responsibility and utilizes numerous interventions at each grade level. This includes tracking the progress of each and every secondary student and implementing strategies to support students in their educational program to achieve success and graduation.
Board of Education Chair, Peg Orcherton, stated, “The improvement in the Dogwood Completion Rate is due to the commitment and dedication of staff across the School District. The hard work over many years has paid off and we hope that this trend will continue.”