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Harvest High aiming for 100 percent grad rate this school year
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Harvest High may be an alternative place to learn.

But Ripon Unified’s continuation campus is “not an alternative to learning.”

That’s according to the school website

Principal Kathryn Diederich provided positive data for Harvest High at the recent school board meeting.

The included the improved graduation rate and attendance during the past two years.

Her current enrollment consisted of 12 juniors and 17 seniors. Of the latter, nine from the senior class is on target to graduate in December while the other eight are looking to do likewise in May.

Diederich indicated that those numbers – 100 percent – would be comparable to last year’s numbers.

All 15 students of her students graduated during the 2021-2022 school year but at various times of the year (one in October, three in December, one in January, two in February, six in March and two in May).

As for attendance, Harvest High averaged out to 96 percent last year – an improvement from the previous year (2020-2021 school year had an 89 percent average attendance) – and is targeting 97 percent for this year.

Academically, Diederich was proud of Harvest High’s improved California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress test scores in Math.

Her students, meanwhile, are continuing to do community outreach in town.

An example of that is their involvement with the lunch program at the Ripon Grace Church and the Act of Kindness candy jars benefiting district employees held last February.

In addition, Harvest High has received help via donations from the Raymus Foundation.

Last year, a Raymus grant made possible backyard improvements at the school.

This year, Harvest High was able to purchase of two Promethean boards and 36 Chromebooks thanks to the Raymus Foundation.