2018 - 2019 Polk Vision Annual Report PV Annual Report 2018_WEB - Page 20

19 Polk students have earned an 3.6% increase estimated $5,834,395 in Pell Grants! (Florida College Access Network Data Dashboard October 2017 through June 2018) in High School Graduation Rate. 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR POLK: 75.4% for the 2016- 2017 School Year. STATE: 82.3% for the 2016 - 2017 School Year. 41.8% (2016-17 Florida Department of Education (FDOE) cohort graduation data as of 12/18/17) 4.7% increase in FAFSA completions March 31, 2018 compared to March 31, 2017. Polk County Public Schools was awarded Most Improved Large School District in the State by Florida College Access Network. (Florida College Access Network FAFSA Challenge) 12th Graders: 6,623 FAFSAs Submitted: 3,142 FAFSAs Completed: 2,773 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR 44.9% 12th Graders: 7,092 FAFSAs Submitted: 3,533 FAFSAs Completed: 3,183 CHANGE FAFSA Completion Rate: 3.1% FAFSAs Submitted: 391 FAFSAs Completed: 410 1% increase in educational credential attainment since 2012 for residents age 25-34 with associates degree or higher. POLK: 26.8% in 2012 to 27.8% in 2015 STATE: 37.9% in 2012 to 40.7% in 2015. (FCAN - Florida College Access Network - Goal 2025 Report July 2017) The work of the Talent Pipeline Team as the Local College Access Network for Polk County is funded by: Higher Education Coordinating Council for the Attainment Innovation Partnership Award College Access and Success Initiative, a program of the Florida Philanthropic Network, made possible through funding from the Helios Education Foundation and the Kresge Foundation and administered through the CASI Challenge Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation Helios-Florida College Access LCAN seed grant George W. Jenkins Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation City of Lakeland Florida Community Services Grant Funds