“The” Boca Ciega High School, as Principal Michael Vigue calls it, reports better student performance for the first grading period of the school year. According to Principal Vigue, 87% of students improved their behavior, 56% improved their attendance and 52% improved their grades over last year.
Attendance, behavior and grades are the three factors that contribute to whether or not the school system considers a student “at risk” for dropping out of school. Students who miss more than 10% of school days, have more than five behavior-related referrals to the school office, or have a lower than 2.0 (C) average have a greater chance of not finishing high school.
“Our collective efforts of monitoring, advisement, and goal setting with our students is continuing to help our students perform better,” Principal Vigue said.