The Diploma Planning Institute (DPI) is a program founded by the ESC of Central Ohio and developed to guide district and school administrators toward building a foundational dropout prevention plan based on researched and proven strategies.
Administrators work directly with national field experts to utilize local data and direct knowledge of their students from which they can design a customized plan for their school system. By implementing a strategic, systemic plan and streamlining their vision, schools can minimize the frustration and futility of incohesive efforts.
After the initial DPI training, leaders are encouraged to network with colleagues in similar school settings from across the country. They are provided access to the nation’s largest resource of information, research and expertise on dropout prevention.