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.
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.