AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- We are proud to announce that the Life Skills Center of Columbus Southeast and the Life Skills Center of Columbus North were the highest ranked drop-out recovery schools in Franklin County and were both ranked in the top-15 of dropout recovery schools in the state of Ohio according to Performance Index (PI) scores on the 2010-2011 school year report card, which is conducted annually by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE).
The Life Skills Center of Columbus Southeast (2400 S. Hamilton Rd., Columbus, OH 44232) ranked 1st in Franklin County and 8th in Ohio with a PI score of 86.7 for the 2010-11 school year, an increase of 9.7 over the 2009-10 school year.
The Life Skills Center of Columbus North (1900 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Columbus, OH 43229) ranked 3rd in Franklin County and 15th in Ohio with a PI score of 84.1, up 14.4 from the previous year.
White Hat Management, based out of Akron, Ohio, has operated Life Skills Centers in the Columbus, Ohio area for nine years.
"We are proud of the Columbus schools for their continued improvement and dedication to working with our students to instill the value of education," said Kerry Jupina, Vice President of Life Skills Centers, White Hat Management. "This is another example of our successful efforts to reach students who are looking for an alternative to traditional high schools and provide them the education necessary to reach their goals."
The improvement of the two Life Skills Centers community schools is in-line with findings recently posted by Fordham Institute, whose research shows that charter schools in Ohio are improving at a better pace than that of schools in Ohio's eight largest school districts.
About Life Skills Centers:
Life Skills Centers are charter high schools for students ages 16-21 with 25 locations in four states. Students are offered individualized, computer-assisted, self-paced coursework with teacher-supported instruction. Students graduating from Life Skills Centers receive a state-recognized high school diploma.
About White Hat Management:
Founded in 1998, White Hat Management, a leading provider of education management services for tuition-free charter school options, operating 45 schools across five states that enroll over 15,000 students annually.
White Hat Management Contact:
Jeffrey A. Roth
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
White Hat Management
159 South Main Street, Suite 600
Akron, OH 44308
SOURCE White Hat Management