The objective: 80%

A graduation or qualifications rate of 80% in 2020

Raising the graduation or qualifications rate to 80% for students under the age of 20 by 2020 will require that everyone involved work together and that they feel bound by an obligation of result. There will also be a target for every school board and for the schools most at risk. This objective appears ambitious when we consider the distance that must be covered in just 10 years. However, it is realistic and attainable if we look at it in terms of  the contribution that will be demanded of each school board and each school. Concretely, in terms of current demographic data, a graduation or qualifications rate of 80% before the age of 20 represents:

  • about 8000 more students in 2020 who stay in school until they obtain a diploma or other qualifications, including 1500 with a Diploma of Vocational Studies;
  • about 300 more students in 2020 who stay in school until they obtain a diploma or other qualifications in a large school board such as Pointe-de-l’Île, in Montréal;
  • about 40 more students in 2020 who stay in school until they obtain a diploma or other qualifications in a small school board, such as Portneuf.