A project of THINKING ABOUT TOMORROW INC
Every year, over 1.2 million students drop out of HS in the US- We make attendance a priority & challenge students to be at school everyday!
Our “School is Cool” initiative is designed to make attendance a priority and reach out to all students to promote and encourage academic excellence by increasing their level of education through participation in classroom activities! "We're ALL Here" challenges kids to be at school everyday, demonstrates the importance of teamwork and rewards for perfect attendance.
The goal is to help our community receive everything they need to create a base of knowledge, an enthusiasm for education, and the tools necessary to thrive in and out of the classroom.
Did you know that every year, over 1.2 million students drop out of high school in the United States alone? That’s a student every 26 seconds – or 7,000 a day!
With an average of 1 for every 4 students dropping out and or not graduating, efforts to improve school attendance cannot be separated from the larger picture. Creating a positive school culture that celebrates attendance is an integral key to promoting student success. Schools that employ a challenging curriculum and reinforce high expectations for academics, behavior, and social responsibility— are schools that give students the motivation to attend.
We are asking parents, schools, businesses and others, to help us build a strong culture of attendance and deliver the message that attendance is essential for success in school and in life! Teaching children to value education is doing them a lifelong favor and that’s why promoting academic achievement with the end result of high school graduation and college and career readiness is the ultimate goal of Thinking about Tomorrow!
The 2014-15 “We're ALL Here” attendance challenge is an attendance campaign sponsored by Thinking about Tomorrow through our "School is Cool" initiative in collaboration with LAUSD and Student Pupil Services, as well as other corporate partners.
The Attendance Challenge will take place beginning in September 2014 and run through May 2015. All current LAUSD K-12 students that are actively enrolled with 100% attendance for the month period specified are eligible to participate.
The attendance eligibility requirements are as follows: The student must be present every day • Unexcused absences/tardies will disqualify a student from being eligible for the specified month • The student must be at school for all periods of the day and have no partial absences • The student must be on time daily to class/period and have no tardies within the school day.
All K-12 students with perfect attendance for the month will be placed on an eligibility list and entered into a randomly selected drawing. All prizes will be awarded to the winning students on a monthly basis and grand prizes will be awarded in May. Prizes include AMC Movie Ticket Packs (with 2 drinks 2 popcorn), Subway gift cards, bicycles, ipods, iTunes Gift Cards and tickets to Disneyland, L.A. Dodgers baseball games, Knott’s Berry Farm and Universal Studios.The goal of the “We're ALL Here” Attendance Challenge is to increase attendance at every level and to recognize students for excellent attendance throughout the year!