Creating Opportunity through Blended Learning
Today, JFYNetWorks addresses the need for developing college-level skills in high school. An associate’s degree is worth $260,000 more in lifetime earnings than a high school diploma; a bachelor’s degree is $1,367,000. However, fewer than half of our high school graduates complete any level of a post-secondary degree or certificate.
JFYNetWorks addresses this post-secondary achievement gap in two ways: by providing focused blended learning programs in high school to help students build the academic skills they need to enter and succeed in college or technical training; and by supporting Early College programs that jump-start post-secondary by giving high school students the opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school.
The JFYNetWorks blended program model — infusing targeted online content into the regular curriculum — is both scalable and sustainable. The economies of scale created by the low unit cost of online instruction allow expansion to entire schools or districts without strain to tight budgets.