PUBLISHED: 6:09 PM on Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Sitka school makes grade
SITKA - A new study says Mt. Edgecumbe, a state-run boarding school, is receiving praise from recent graduates, reported the Anchorage Daily News.

The report says the 60-year-old high school "has become a rare safety valve for motivated teenagers who want to escape alcohol, drug and abuse problems in villages."

Students at the school are primarily native and the study revealed that 37 percent of graduates from Mt. Edgecumbe who are older than 25 possess a bachelors degree compared to just 6 percent of Alaska Natives of the same age group. Students surveyed attended the school from 1986 to 2006.