In response to dropout statistics, Edgecombe and Nash county school systems have put in place several programs that keep students from falling through the cracks. Along with implementing career academies and freshman academies
to help incoming ninth-graders make the transition to high school,
high schools in the Twin Counties are offering students a way to
graduate on time.
The Credit Recovery program at SouthWest Edgecombe was started
in February. It allows students who have missed a credit somewhere
in their high school career to make up that credit.
The program is Internet-based and monitored through attendance.
Tarboro High School had 39 students in grades nine through 12
drop out during the 2004-05 school year, while North Edgecombe had
17. SouthWest Edgecombe had 88 students drop out.