American Graduate
8:41 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Faces of Metro Atlanta's Dropout Rate: Ashley Hall

Ashley Hall.

Ashley Hall stopped going to North Springs High School in Sandy Springs when she was only a 15 year old freshman. 

According to state statistics, nearly half of Georgia high school freshman do not make it to graduation. Students drop out for a variety of reasons.  

Surveys show that feeling unmotivated or uninspired to work hard was a significant factor in students' decision to drop out.

But what if life gets in the way of school- and school couldn't be a priority?  Producer Jennifer Ament spoke with Ashley and this is her story.

Ashley Hall dropped out of North Springs High School in Sandy Springs three years ago. Ashley is currently a waitress in Atlanta.

Our American Graduate drop-out prevention coverage is supported by grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Rita Allen Foundation, and The National Black Programming Consortium.