One of the reasons Bright Futures was founded was to improve graduation rates. A fun celebration is the “Halfway There” recognition. Once sixth graders have completed the first semester of their sixth grade year, they are halfway through their K-12 educational career.
Dress students up in graduation attire, professional attire, or even a celebratory t-shirt, and recognize their accomplishments. Schools can even create a certificate and official letter. A celebration can be as simple as a quick snapshot with school officials or it could be a ceremony with parents and community members in attendance.