Graduation Matters Missoula is focused on ensuring that every student graduates and has  been  selected as a Magna Awards 2011 winner. Public School Vista Volunteer Bess Pallares  says this is national recognition for the program.  

The Magna Awards recognize educational  programs with strong collaboration between school board and the community. Pallares says from  June 2009 and June 2010, dropout rates were reduced by 47 %.