Why Invest in The Children of Morning Star School
The elementary and junior high age children attending Morning Star School are typically of average or above average intelligence. Yet, they usually have one or more diagnosed learning disabilities that make it more difficult for them to receive, process, store and respond to information. Some students also have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which makes it harder for them to concentrate and focus on specific tasks.
Given that more than 38% of children with learning disabilities drop out of high school, compared to 11% of the general student population (Source: 25th Annual Report to Congress, U.S. Department of Education), it is a goal of the Morning Star School team to help our students learn how to use their natural strengths and talents as well as how to use various techniques to successfully compensate for their learning disabilities.
We need your help to ensure that Morning Star School has the resources it takes to maintain a high quality specialized education program. With your support, Morning Star School has demonstrated the ability to change the lives of these children and their families. Recent data indicates that approximately 95% of Morning Star School’s junior high graduates complete their high school education. Some of our graduates continue with their education by attending local and out-of-state colleges.
Time and again, support from members in the community has proven to be a wise investment that pays ongoing dividends in the lives of the children attending Morning Star School. Your support is critical to the students and the families that we serve.