The first statewide Graduation Matters Montana Summit is scheduled for July 23 & 24, 2012 in Helena. School staff, students, families, local businesses and community organizations are welcome to join the Summit. There is no charge for the Summit; OPI will not reimburse for travel lodging or meals. All GMM grantees are expected to send a minimum of three people representing their local school-community effort. During the Summit we hope to learn more about what’s working right here in Montana to keep kids in school, and prepared for their next steps in life upon graduation. Thank you for taking this brief survey to help us plan a gathering that best suits your needs and interests.

* 1. Please provide us with your name and which school/organization/community you represent.

* 2. Do you plan to attend the Summit July 23 & 24?

* 3. Research shows that students are more likely to graduate ready for college and career if they are academically and socially integrated into school life. The GMM Summit will provide technical support for successful models of elements of the work that are both research-based and most relevant to your local GMM initiative. Please indicate your interest in potential conference topics:

  Very Interested Prefer Neutral Least Interested N/A
Using Data to Support Drop Out Prevention Strategies
Developing Effective Mentoring and Tutoring Programs
Developing Effective School/Business/Community Partnerships
Incorporating Student Voice in GMM
Credit Recovery Strategies
Creating Effective Student Advisories
Planning & Launching a GMM Initiative
Using Effective Communication and Facilitation Skills for Community Collaborations

* 4. GMM seeks to encourage and promote approaches that are working right here in Montana. Please identify topic areas you believe your school/organization can contribute to as a part of a presentation or panel.

* 5. Please provide the name(s) and organizational affiliations of additional people you know plan to attend the Summit as representatives of your local GMM initiative.

* 6. Please share any thoughts/feedback about what you would like to get out of the Summit.

Thank you for your time. We hope to see you at this summer's GMM Summit.