Case Study – Toppenish

With Red Comet’s help,
Toppenish High School Beats the Odds


Nestled in the Yakima Indian Reservation, Toppenish serves a demographic that is nearly 100% poor and 95% minority. Yet, Toppenish ranked the highest in all of Washington State when it came to on-time graduation of high school students! Toppenish High School has a graduation rate of nearly 98% with 81% being college ready and 85% continuing some form of post-secondary education.

Since 2008, Toppenish High School has been using the Red Comet Online Program as an integral part of student learning.
School Year Graduation Rate
2012-13 90%
2013-14 94%
2014-15 95%
2015-16 98%
2016-17 96%


Since 2008, Toppenish High School’s on-time graduation rate has steadily increased from the eighties to mid-nineties and in the past 3 years, has consistently stayed 95% or above.


Red Comet’s online program has been instrumental to Toppenish High School’s success in providing an alternative to traditional classroom setting. The initial success of Red Comet at Toppenish High School led to a school-wide implementation of the program where every student has the opportunity to participate in and expand learning using Red Comet curriculum.”
Trevor Greene
Principal of Toppenish High School, 2008-2014
National Principal of the Year, 2013


The school continues to incorporate Red Comet as part of its overall academic strategy with more than 75% of students using the Red Comet program.

We have always held our students to much higher standards and required our students to graduate with 30 credits. Red Comet’s diverse curriculum helped us in providing options to our students” – John Cerna, Superintendent, Toppenish School District


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