Model Programs Database

Counseling/Advisories/Coaches

This list has 146 programs

10-to-Succeed

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
10-to-Succeed is a school based mentoring/leadership development program for ninth grade girls and boys considered to be disengaged from school based on poor attendance, lack of academic progress, and behavior referrals including out-of-school suspensions. The program is a blend of the traditional ...

A+ Anywhere Learning System

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The American Education Corporation offers electronic learning products and solutions to serve at-risk students in many alternative learning environments. Our A+® products integrate into at-risk learning programs, including traditional classrooms, response to intervention, credit recovery, and dropou...

Academy of Creative Education

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The Academy of Creative Education (ACE) is a nationally recognized non-traditional non-punitive model high school that provides at-risk youth with varied options and opportunities to successfully graduate. Since 1991 (ACE) has assisted over 4,000 high school students in graduating. Educators use i...

ACE Learning Centers

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Since 2001 ACE Learning Centers has been helping students at risk of dropping out of school become high school graduates. ACE is dedicated to achievement, commitment, and excellence. ACE is a unique, nontraditional school that has successfully helped thousands of at-risk students graduate high schoo...

AdvancePath Academics

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
AdvancePath's Blended Learning Model, based on decades of research: (A) Meets Students where they need to be met--at their time of need, (B) Allows students to assume Responsibility for their education, (C) Creates Individualized Learning Plans (ILP) and Differentiates. Instruction for eac...

Agua Fria Union High School District Dropout Prevention Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The program begins the summer before students enter 9th grade and continues until they have graduated. Students have personal plans of progress and are monitored throughout their high school careers. ...

Agua Fria Union High School District's AIMS Intervention and Dropout Prevention Program

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-Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
This program is an example of a district's commitment to provide targeted services to students who are at risk of not completing high school. The program in the Agua Fria High School District serves students in all four high schools: Agua Fria, Desert Edge, Millenium and Verrado. Through the grant, ...

AIMS INTERVENTION/DROP-OUT PREVENTION

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Nogales High School program targets students who have not passed the AIMS on the first attempt. Much of the funding is geared toward providing extended-time opportunities in the form of classes and/or tutoring, adult mentoring, the purchase of supplemental materials geared toward struggling stud...

Alee Academy Alternative Charter School

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
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Alignment Nashville

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The goal of Alignment Nashville is to improve the education and lives of Nashville's children and its future by aligning resources to Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools' strategic plan and engaging the entire community around complex issues facing our children and youth. As such, Alignment Nashvi...

Alternatives Unlimited - Palm Beach Drop Back in Academy

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-Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
There are thousands of high school dropouts in America, and all have the ability to graduate and earn a diploma. Alternatives Unlimited (AU) helps them "drop back in" with a program that fits their schedule and their needs. Mission Statement: To assist public school districts by providing innovativ...

America Can!

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
America Can! is a non-profit organization operating public charter high schools throughout the country. America Can! academies provide a second-chance education for at-risk youth - kids who have dropped out or are at-risk of dropping out of school. Students learn in a non-threatening environment, re...

American Diploma Project

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
The American Diploma Project (ADP) is an Achieve initiative created to ensure that all students graduate from high school prepared to face the challenges of work and college. The ADP Network includes 35 states dedicated to the same goal. ADP is designed to ensure that all states: align high school s...

Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center, Inc. (AAEC)

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center Inc. is an independent (charter) district that operates on four campuses. The AAEC schools offer a superior academic program that meets students where they are academically and socially, and prepares them for college. AAEC offers advanced coursework, comprehens...

Baboquivari High School-Indian Oasis Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The Indian Oasis program coordinates multiple services for students before, during, and after the regular school day, six days a week. Students attend regular high school classes during the day, then participate in clubs, after-school tutoring, the MESA science program, career and personal counselin...

Bath County Graduation Success Academy

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The Bath County Graduation Success Academy, GSA, is a program developed by Superintendent, DPP, and the Bath County Board of Education. The program was developed to target at-risk students in the Bath County School District in grades 7-12. In the 2007-08 school year Bath County had upwards of 30 s...

BeauCARE, Inc.

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Insufficient Evidence
BeauCARE believes the future and progress of our community parallels that of our families. We provide opportunities in personal growth and development through recreational educational and advocacy programs for resident of all ages in the Beauregard Parish area of southwest Louisiana. BeauCARE believ...

Boost Up

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-Prevention    Limited Evidence *
The Advertising Council and the U.S. Army joined together to launch a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to encourage students to stay in school and graduate. Approximately 7,000 high school students drop out every school day, which translates to one in three students. Once...

Boulder Preparatory High School

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Boulder Preparatory High School is currently being evaluated based on: Academic Achievement, Academic Growth, Post-Secondary Readiness and Student Engagement. Over the last 15 years, 100% of our graduates have been accepted to college with over 60% matriculation rate. The graduating classes have ave...

Box Elder Schools

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-Prevention    Limited Evidence *
Currently Box Elder School offers after school tutoring 5 nights per week. Certified teachers are available for students to get help in any subject or students can arrange to make up credit during this time. Elementary tutoring is focused on reading and math. 2 nights per week the shop is open f...

Bridges to a Brighter Future

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Bridges to a Brighter Future is a nationally recognized college access and pre-college academic enrichment program. The mission is to equip low-income students with the tools and support needed to overcome barriers, graduate from high school and enroll in post-secondary education. Bridges accompli...

Bright Future Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The Bright Future Program is a Running Start funded program serving students from all area high schools. The Bright Future program gives students an opportunity to start their college courses early by allowing qualified high school students access to accredited programs at Seattle Vocational In...

Buena High School Alternative Learning Center

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The Buena High School Alternative Learning Center offers an array of educational programs to high school students. Its mission is to reduce the number of students that drop out of school prior to graduation. The center is located on the campus of Buena High School in a new facility designed to creat...

Camp IMPACT

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Insufficient Evidence
Camp I.M.P.A.C.T. (Initiating Maturity by Placing Adolescents in Character Training) is a mentoring program designed to give high school boys, grades 10-12 that are at-risk, academic assistance, character instruction and behavior modification through a local cohort support system. ...

Career Pathing Breakthroughs

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
Our Career Pathing Breakthrough program is a comprehensive system that provides a step-by-step process and proven methods for developing a clear career path for the teenage population. The self-exploration modules will provide the opportunity to determine specific elements of the student's ideal ca...

Caregiver's Choice

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
Mentoring Children of Prisoners: Caregiver's Choice is designed to assist children faced with the challenge of having an incarcerated parent by providing access to mentoring relationships. Mentoring benefits both children and their families. Many families report that mentoring - when added to core s...

Center for Academic Re-Entry and Empowerment

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
How many of you remember back in the day when a child (this may have been you!) was seen walking the streets or hanging out during school hours? By the time that child arrived home his/her parents had received a phone call to alert them that little Johnny/Susie didn't go to school today... Truancy ...

Chamberlain High School

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The study assist program allows students who have demonstrated the need for additional academic help based on lack of credits, low GPA, history of attendance issues, etc to be placed in a one period per day class that provides support for their academic needs. Students earn a half credit each semes...

Charleston County M-GAP Acceleration Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
The Acceleration Program has operated since 2004-05 to provide alternative learning environments for students who have been retained and as a result, are now older than normal for their grade level. During 2006-07 and 2007-08, the Acceleration Program has consisted of three levels: the Primary Grade...

Children of Divorce Intervention Program

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-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Children of Divorce Intervention Program (CODIP) is a supportive, small group preventive intervention designed to reduce the stress of family transitions and foster children's resilience and healthy adjustment to changes in family structure. CODIP helps children identify and express feelings, sh...

Chugach Voyage To Excellence Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Chugach School District (CSD) is a turn-around story, emerging from crisis to success. Challenged with serving children/families in a large geographic area with vast expanses, they have emerged a leader in education reform. CSD's innovative "Voyage to Excellence" (VTE) Program has an established re...

Clarke Learning Center

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-Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
This is an alternative high school separate from the traditional high school, but on the high school/middle school campus. It serves predominately students from Clarke Community (95% +) which has a total enrollment of about 350 at-risk students in grades 9-12. There are the equivalent of two full-...

Co-nect

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Co-nect helps schools work through a structured process of school improvement, the ultimate focus of which is high quality teaching and learning. Co-nect's training and consulting services are supported by a suite of diagnostic tools, on-line learning modules, and other teaching resources. ...

Coconino County Regional Accommodation School District # 99

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-Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Ponderosa High School and Tse' Yatto' High School (referred to in this report in conjunction with Ponderosa) are regional accommodation schools under the direction of the Coconino County School Superintendent. The program provides an alternative path to a high school diploma to students who would ot...

Colorado Youth for a Change

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The mission of Colorado Youth for a Change is to solve the dropout crisis in Colorado. By incorporating national research and local data analysis, CYC is charting a path to fulfill the Governor's challenge of cutting the dropout rate in half in Colorado by 2017. CYC works collaboratively with scho...

Communities and Schools For Success (CS-Squared)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
Communities and Schools for Success (CS²) is a Massachusetts-based educational initiative that seeks to transform the educational experience for those young people who are most under-served and disconnected from traditional educational and career paths. Started in 1993, CS² is managed by Commonwealt...

Communities In Schools

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
In the span of a little more than 30 years, Communities In Schools has become one of the nation's leading dropout prevention organization. We have a unique model that positions a coordinator inside schools to assess needs and deliver necessary resources that remove barriers to success. Our mission i...

CONNECT

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The Connect program located in Horry County Schools in South Carolina, makes it possible for over-age, at-risk students to graduate from high school in three years with the marketable skills that employers are seeking. These students meet the same diploma requirements and take the same standardized ...

Connections

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Edmonds School District Connections in-school program meets the needs of high risk students and those who are at risk of dropping out of school. The Connections program identifies high risk students including: foster care, homeless, involved in the juvenile justice system, special education an...

Coping and Support Training (CAST)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
Coping and Support Training (CAST) is a school-based prevention program that targets young people in either middle school or high school. CAST is a 12-session, small group skills training intervention designed to enhance personal competencies and social support resources. CAST may be implemented a...

CUNY Prep

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-Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
CUNY Prep is committed to developing life-long learners who have the academic, personal, and social skills necessary for higher education, expanded life opportunities, and active participation in community and civic affairs. The program offers out-of-school youth between the ages of 16 and 18 an opp...

Daylight/Twilight High School

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The Daylight/Twilight Program serves overage students ages 16 and older who are under-credited and have academic, behavioral, social, or personal problems. The program offers a flexible schedule that allows students to attend school in 4-hour sessions from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The program focus...

Delaware Valley High Schools

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
Delaware Valley High School was founded in 1969 with the sole mission of addressing the needs of at risk youth. Since that time, DVHS has evolved into a leader in the alternative education field earning the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Model Program Award for Best Practices. DVHS consists of 3 c...

DESTINATION GRADUATION!

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The Pascagoula School District's DESTINATION GRADUATION! program is part of the district's five-year strategic plan to raise high school graduation rates to 100 percent. The district has an extensive community awareness campaign that includes commercial, billboards, yard signs, bumper stickers, butt...

Douglas High School D-PASS (Dropout Prevention, AIMS and School Success)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Having begun as alternative school and credit recovery programs in the Fall of 2007, our initiative has expanded to a school-wide reform effort. Our school-wide efforts include Intervention embedded within the school day for all students who are struggling with low grades in current classes or have...

Dropout Prevention Initiative (DPI)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The RPS Dropout Prevention Initiative is a targeted, multi-tiered and comprehensive dropout prevention, intervention and recovery program that addresses the needs of potential dropouts, students who have dropped out and their families. Program includes dedicated recovery specialists to recover stude...

Dubuque Reengagement Center

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Insufficient Evidence
Dubuque's Reengagement Center reaches out to all drop-outs in our community. We target over-age/under-credit students and connect them with our GED program. Students who have credits in place and can achieve a diploma prior to aging out are also targeted for placement back into a diploma program. Ou...

Dysart Express - Dysart High School AIMS Intervention & Dropout Prevention Grant

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The program has a three-pronged approach. Prong one is the Freshman Academy, which served a subset of the freshman students in years one and two of the grant. The goal of the program is to catch students as they enter high school and create a positive, supportive and challenging experience for them ...

Educational Opportunities for Success (EOS)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The EOS program is intended to serve the needs of three distinct groups of at risk high school students by providing a highly structured and supportive alternative instructional setting, an alternative instructional delivery system (on-line), and tiered (based on the degree of student needs) support...

Enhanced Math in Career and Technical Education

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
The National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) developed an Enhanced Math in Career and Technical Education (CTE) model to build more explicit, contextual math instruction into CTE curricula, and to evaluate its impact on student achievement. The model includes intens...

Excel Academy

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Excel Academy serves the community of Uvalde 9-12 grade students. The program is designed as a pro-active approach to dropout-prevention. It has now added a program that works with students 18-25 in order to provide one more chance to receive a High School Diploma. Excel provide student with academi...

Family Solutions Program

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-Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
The Family Solutions Program (FSP) is a family therapy program that employs a multiple-family group intervention (MFGI) format. The format is similar to an individual or family intervention in that it targets specific risk factors for change. But the MFGI format has an additional dimension in that t...

Forest Lake Area Learning Center

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The Forest Lake Area Learning Center (ALC)is a Minnesota State Approved Alternative Program within the Forest Lake Area Schools. Student served are from the Forest Lake district as well as surrounding area, are in grades K-12+ and meet one of 11 state 'at risk' criteria. The ALC has programs runnin...

Foxfire High School

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
We are a drop out recovery school that serves at-risk youth for 5 surrounding counties. We serve ages 11-22 in a non traditional setting: ages 16-22 at Foxfire High School and ages 11-15 at Foxfire Intermediate School. We have several embedded wrap around services including: social worker, drug/alco...

Gateway Academy High School

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Gateway Academy is a voluntary alternative school that provides opportunities toward academic completion of a high school diploma. GAHS serves students of the Mayfield City and Graves County School Districts and qualified candidates of Western Kentucky. Our goal is to work with students and their fa...

Genesys Works

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-Intervention    Limited Evidence *
Genesys Works needs more recognition. Just by looking over the website you will be able to see how much it has done to forever change students' life. ...

Graduation Coach Initiative

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The High School Graduation Coach initiative, championed by Governor Sonny Perdue during the 2006 legislative session, allows each of Georgia's high schools and middle schools to employ a coach. This is the first program of its kind to be implemented statewide. The coach's primary responsibility is t...

Graduation Odyssey(GO)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The Graduation Odyssey Dropout Intervention/Prevention Program offers an organized, relationship based approach to drop out prevention that ensures all students graduate from high school with the knowledge and twenty first century skills to be both college and career ready. Using the Check and Conne...

Grossmont Union High School District

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
We believe that all students can learn and succeed in high school. With early identification of students at risk for academic failure, interventions are put into place to reduce the number of future dropouts. Students are provided many options and interventions to meet their individual educational n...

Guidance N Action

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Guidance N Action is preparation endowed with an infinite affiliation for success. This program is designed to cultivate the traditional stance of public school life to an elevated advancement that involves closing the gap between the children that are celebrated and those that are tolerated. The gu...

HEBISD Droput Prevention Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB) ISD, located in the Dallas-Forth Worth, Texas metroplex, felt the pain of truancy. Between 2000-2001 and 2007-2008 school years, unexcused absences rose from 39,955 to 42,773. This rise came hand in hand with a dramatic shift in the district's demographic. During the 2000-...

High School Completion Program

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
In 2006, the Vermont Legislature established the HSCP to provide enrolled and un-enrolled youth, ages 16-21 inclusive, with educational services of the scope and rigor needed for the attainment of a high school diploma. This program allows a student, in collaboration with the Adult Education & Liter...

Hope Street Youth Development

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
For 20 years, Hope Street Youth Development has worked to create opportunities for young people to be empowered to make choices that will affect their lives and communities. Hope Street is a youth-led organization. Students and adults work in partnership to develop programs that connect the interest...

Horizonte Instruction and Training Center

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
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Invitational Education

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Invitational theory provides a common language for each of our school district's departments and all personnel to communicate and focus on every aspect of our educational program to ensure that we are creating an environment to help realize human potential. By creating an environment of trust, resp...

Job Corner, Youth Employment Center

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-Prevention    -Recovery/Reentry    Insufficient Evidence
The local area also has operated a successful Youth Employment Center called the Job Corner that has served 2, 731 young people since it opened its doors in 2008. The Job Corner equips teens and young adults throughout Northern Virginia with the necessary tools, resources, and opportunities to succe...

K12

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
In this time when parents, students, and schools are under more pressure than ever to succeed, K offers many ways to do just that. With a continuum of effective, inspiring online learning options: from exceptional online courses... to blended online/classroom school programs... to full-time online p...

Kuder Career Planning System

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-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
Our Mission: To raise student aspirations and to provide career options to students and adults through self-assessment and education. Our Goal: Guide students and parents through successful 8th grade and post-high school transitions; Increase retention and graduation rates; Provide career plannin...

Kuder Galaxy Program

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-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
You are invited to Play, Watch, Do, and Explore! As the newest member of the Kuder Career Planning System, Kuder Galaxy is a fun and educational career awareness experience for all elementary students. Galaxy provides students, Pre-K through 5th grade, with developmentally-appropriate activities whi...

L'Anse Creuse - Riverside Academy

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Students attending Riverside take courses that are approved by the Board of Education, leading to a L'Anse Creuse diploma. New high school course expectations, as outlined by the State of Michigan, have been integrated into Riverside's course offerings. These courses, taught using alternative teac...

Lamar Academy

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
Lamar Academy is home to a diverse group of at-risk students who have assumed a greater responsibility for their education by choosing to attend an accelerated, self-paced alternative school that offers flexible scheduling. Our student body is composed of Options High School and the 8th grade Trans...

Layman Center ALE

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Insufficient Evidence
According to research referenced in the Arkansas Safe Schools Dropout Prevention Toolkit, the most successful programs in dropout prevention emphasize the bond and relationship betweens students and teachers. Tim Weiss, Director of the Springdale ALE, stated that "First, you have to win their heart...

Learning Through Sports

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
Learning Through Sports is a language and math based learning system that utilizes the premises of getting students actively involved, providing practice in academic skills, leveling practice to provide for individual differences, giving immediate feedback to responses by rewarding correct responses...

Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School (LMACS) is a public school catering to students who have left school prior to graduation and those at risk of dropping out. LMACS generally enrolls students 16 to 21 years of age. Graduates of the school must take and pass the 10th grade MCAS exams in math, E...

Marlboro County HS Leadership Education Training JROTC Program

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Marlboro County HS Army JROTC programs mission statement is to Motivate Students to be Better Citizens. We fulfill this mission by the use of our United States Army JROTC curriculum: Leadership Education and Training. In conjunction with after school programs, peer mentoring, and service lear...

Mavericks High Schools

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Mavericks High School Model is designed to provide superior timely student analytics and real-time continuous monitoring of student performance. Comprehensive data are gathered during the student admissions process and on a daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis to better inform educational and...

Mesa Unified School District OnTrack Program

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The OnTrack program was initiated in 2002 by a MPS district administrator who recognized the need to coordinate existing services to reach students who were not taking advantage of these services (evening school, credit recovery, summer school.) The design of the program was adjusted to meet the req...

Midway Safe Harbor "Last Best Chance"

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The LBC program is impacting students, teachers and parents alike. The positive environment surrounding the program is helping youth put a priority on education and personal goals for success. Students are comfortable working with certified teachers and youth experts aimed as helping them improve ...

Migrant Education Advisor Program (MEAP)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The Migrant Education Advisor Program (MEAP) is a collaborative advising program in its thirteenth year of existence, between the Office of Migrant Education, the Masters in Counseling Program at Sonoma State University, and participating school districts. MEAP was modeled after a similar program...

Milton Hershey School

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-Prevention    Limited Evidence *
Milton Hershey School (MHS) is devoted to helping students in Pre-K through 12th grade develop academically, behaviorally, physically, socially, and spiritually, with an emphasis on preparing students to lead fulfilling and productive lives after graduation from MHS. Students at Milton Hershey Sc...

Mountain Education Center High School

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-Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
MECHS is an evening, self-paced, public, high school that grants regular Georgia High School Diplomas. In addition to our full-time students, we serve a population of students who take a class or classes with us part time and transfer the completed credit(s) back to the high school in which they ...

Mountain Education Center High School Habersham

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Insufficient Evidence
We are a nontraditional state chartered special school whose mission is to work with nontraditional students in an evening setting, with individualized instruction and positive reinforcement. High School graduation is the goal for all students....

Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program, a preventive rather than remedial at-risk youth program, targets participants who are unemployed, drug-free and law-free high-school dropouts, 16 to 18 years of age. The National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program is a community-based program that leads, train...

Nogales Unified District AIMS Intervention and Dropout Prevention Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Nogales High School designed its AIMS IDP project to leverage the grant funds to extend and expand existing programs and activities while providing additional support for students at risk, thus planning for sustainability. Therefore, the grant intersects with other programs and activities at the sch...

Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)

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-Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) provides first-time, low-income mothers of any age with comprehensive home visitation services from public health nurses during pregnancy and the first two years after the birth of the child. Program delivery is primarily through home visitation, but also depends on a ...

Oklahoma Statewide Alternative Academy Program

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
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Oklahoma Technical Assistance Center

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
In 1982, the Oklahoma State Department of Education began pilot programs to address a growing concern for the number of high school student leaving without a diploma. By 1992, the state increased funding to alternative education programs across the state and established an evaluation requirement. ...

Opportunity School

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The Opportunity School was recognized as a School of Promising Practices by Ohio's Governor Strickland in the commissioned report, "Supporting Student Success: A New Learning Day in Ohio," in August 2008. The Opportunity School program was developed in 1997 and served students in grades 7-10 that w...

Options Academy - Wokini

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
Wokini's goal and purpose is to promote educational credit recovery, through character building, for students who have barriers to education. The objectives of the program are: 1) facilitate credit recovery and academic success, 2) explore educational opportunities for all students, 3) promote posit...

Options Academy -The Arts

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
Options Academy-The Arts is a program dedicated to serving a niche group of at-risk students--those with a passion for the performing or visual arts. OAA uses this passion for the arts as a "hook" to engage students in school. Individualized learning is a primary focus of the program--with a schoo...

Options Academy Fairfield

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Who Attends Options Academy of Fairfield? 1. Students seeking academic success through an online program 2. Students who have a need for work-based learning 3. Students who need credits for high school graduation 4. Students wishing to graduate early 5. Students with social/emotional concerns ...

Oracle Education Foundation's ThinkQuest

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-Prevention    Limited Evidence *
ThinkQuest is a protected, online learning platform that enables teachers to integrate learning projects into their classroom curriculum and students to develop 21st century skills. It includes the following: a project environment where teachers and students engage in collaborative learning; a compe...

Overcoming Obstacles

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
Students need more than traditional academic instruction to be successful. Overcoming Obstacles ensures that educators can teach students the skills necessary to achieve this. Overcoming Obstacles includes curriculum materials, teacher training, and ongoing support. The curriculum includes 180 hours...

Pace Learning Systems

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The Dropout Assessment and Prevention System (DAPS) is a comprehensive, module based system. It contains three components: the prediction and needs assessment of potential dropouts; consulting and training support to develop a multi-tiered intervention solution for the students who have been ident...

Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
PIQE was founded on two main principles; that every parent loves their child and wants a better future for them; and, that every child can learn and learning is a natural process. Our sixteen years of service, dialogue and learning from parents has reinforced and confirmed these important principles...

Parenting With Love and Limits (PLL)

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-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
PLL combines group therapy and family therapy to treat children and adolescents who have severe emotional and behavioral problems. ...

Positive Action

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
Positive Action, a K-12 program, aims to promote character development, academic achievement, and social-emotional skills and to reduce disruptive and problem behavior. The program is based on the philosophy that you feel good about yourself when you think and do positive actions, and there is alway...

Positive Behavior Support a.k.a Best Behavior

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Michigan's Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative (MiBLSi) is designed to help schools develop schoolwide support systems in reading and behavior. MiBLSi is a Response to Intervention (RtI) model of schoolwide supports. Emphasis is placed on prevention of problem behavior, development ...

Primavera Online High School

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Primavera is a free, accredited, distance-learning charter school serving at-risk students in urban, suburban, and rural areas throughout the state of Arizona. This online high school provides the means for students to get a high school diploma (about 2000 students) or to take courses for credit rec...

Prince William Regional Technology Academy

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Mission Statement for The Technology Academy: To provide an educational and career opportunity for middle and high school students, ages 13 to 21, who are out of high school without having earned a diploma, and/or who have decided they cannot succeed in a regular high school setting after attempting...

Process Communications, Inc.

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The Process Communication Model(R) shows educators how to reach and teach every student, how to communicate with each of six different personality types in their perceptions and preferred channels of communication. It gives educators a blueprint to individualize instruction to meet each student's m...

Process Teaching

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The program shows teachers, mentors and parents how to individualize the way they communicate with, motivate, and establish relationships with every student. When they do this, students are more interested in school, are more motivated to learn, study, and stop their disruptive behaviors. They feel...

Project COFFEE (Co-Operative Federation For Educational Experience)

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-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Project COFFEE (Co-Operative Federation For Educational Experience) was created in 1979 in Massachusetts with the purpose of meeting the academic, occupational, social, emotional, and employability needs of high school students considered at-risk. It is typically described as an alternative occupati...

Project Discovery

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The Project Discovery Transition System is a series of hands-on kits designed to provide middle, high school and young adults with a realistic approach to career education. Students of all levels experience over 72 career areas and over 3,000 specific validated job tasks with real tools of the trad...

Project Reconnect

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Project Reconnect was recognized by the National Center for School Engagement in its "21 Ways to Engage Students in School". The Project Reconnect program is designed to decrease truancy and increase graduation rates. The implementation of Project Reconnect has resulted in 68% reduction in truancy...

Project Transition/Bryan Station High School

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Project Transition has been a vital component of the educational program at Bryan Station High School since January 1992. Developed through a two year KDE grant to assist dropout prone at-risk students entering high school, Project Transition has provided a systemic and comprehensive process to assi...

Pueblo City Schools Project Respect Truancy Reduction Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The goal of the Pueblo City School Project Respect Program is to reduce the truancy rate by identifying the causes of truancy and implementing effective interventions in order to give all children the educational opportunities they deserve. Research indicates that truancy often leads to a life of d...

Puente Project

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The Puente Project is a national award-winning program that for more than 25 years has improved the college-going rate of tens of thousands of California's educationally underrepresented students. Its mission is to increase the number of educationally disadvantaged students who enroll in four-year c...

Reconnection Services - Portland Public Schools

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-Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The Reconnection Services is a collaborative effort of many departments in Portland Public Schools, the Police Department, and an emerging group of community based social services. Reconnection Services is a streamlined referral process for students who are trying to reengage with their education. R...

RENEW (Rehabilitation for Empowerment, Natural Supports, Education and Work)

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
RENEW is designed to specifically address the needs of youth with emotional and behavioral challenges, including the need for self-determined planning and service provision, employment and other real-world experiences linked to learning, flexible service provision based on each students' needs, men...

Responsive Classroom

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-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
The Responsive Classroom is an approach to elementary teaching that emphasizes social, emotional, and academic growth in a strong and safe school community. The goal is to enable optimal student learning. Created by classroom teachers and backed by evidence from independent research, the Responsive ...

Richland One Evening High School

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The Evening High School is designed to serve students aged 16-20, interested in obtaining a high school diploma; but, due to life circumstances, are unable to attend school during the day. The operational time-frame enables students to hold a job, meet family obligations and, upon meeting the requir...

Ripple Effects Whole Spectrum Intervention System

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The Ripple Effects Whole Spectrum Intervention System (WSIS) is an integrated, technology-enabled system for effective, personalized, culturally competent, tiered interventions to address non-academic factors in school and life success. It is designed to enable youth-serving organizations to provide...

River Cities High School

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-Intervention    Limited Evidence *
River Cities High School (RCHS) is an alternative school for students identified as at-risk to fail to graduate from High School. Success at RCHS is based on the concept that students need to make individual changes to improve their lives. Students work through a process of change as part of the cur...

Rutgers T.E.E.M. Gateway

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The Youth Education and Employment Success (Ye2s) Center seeks to improve measurably the quality of life of Newark youth by expanding their educational, vocational, and employment opportunities. Under a unified collaboration among the City of Newark, Newark Public Schools, Communities In Schools, NJ...

S.T.A.R. Academic Center (Students Taking Alternatives Routes)

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The dropout prevention grant at S.T.A.R. supplements its many ongoing activities and its purpose is twofold. The first is to provide research-based strategies for students in the S.T.A.R. Alternative High School to improve academic achievement and reduce dropout rates among young people with signifi...

San Diego CHOICE Program

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-Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
The mission of the San Diego CHOICE Program is to provide a comprehensive array of services to at-risk youth which are designed to stabilize behavior, increase independence, self sufficiency and prevent out-of-home placements. These services are accomplished through intensive, community-based, famil...

Sarah Pyle Academy for Academic Intensity

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The mission of the Sarah Pyle Academy for Academy Intensity is to provide a select student population with an innovative, challenging and technologically advanced non-traditional high school environment that will assist each student to achieve the ultimate goal of earning a high school diploma and b...

School Transitional Environment Program (STEP)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The School Transitional Environmental Program (STEP) is based on the Transitional Life Events model, which theorizes that stressful life events, such as making transitions between schools, places children at risk for maladaptive behavior. Research has shown that, for many students, changing schools ...

Select Media, Inc.

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
Select Media is producer, publisher distributor of award-winning and evidence-based programs. Our mission is to create and disseminate materials effective in promoting positive health behaviors among communities at-risk. Our curriculum and media materials are based on extensive research conducted by...

Simon Youth Foundation Education Resource Centers

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
Simon Youth Foundation has established joint ventures with public school districts, resulting in 25 Education Resource Centers (ERCs) operating in 13 states throughout the nation. Most of the ERCs are located in Simon malls, although a few are in other facilities such as malls formerly owned by Sim...

Sinclair Community College Fast Forward Center

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The Fast Forward Center primarily serves youth, ages 16-21, who have previously dropped out of, or are not regularly attending high school. The goal of the Fast Forward Center is to return the youth to high school, help them achieve proficiency, earn a high school diploma, and have a positive place...

Southern Dropout Prevention Alliance

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The Southern Dropout Prevention Alliance has been instrumental in helping at-risk students graduate from high school and assisting schools with increasing graduation rates. Since 2005 85% of the 1024 students selected for our program were admitted to college. The other 13% were able to gain employme...

Street School, Inc.

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Unique to our program is our dedication and approach to the dropout problem. Street School is the only alternative education school of choice in the Tulsa metropolitan area. Our comprehensive program includes both education and counseling; two critical ingredients for success that turn students ar...

SUCCESS for Teens

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-Prevention    Limited Evidence *
SUCCESS Foundation engages in the no cost distribution of the SUCCESS for Teens personal development/life skills program to schools, churches and non-profit youth organizations. The program is intended to inspire youth to become the achievers and leaders of tomorrow. ...

Success Highways

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
Success Highways is a research-based program that provides a comprehensive assessment and curriculum that enables students to develop critical resiliency skills. The curriculum helps students realize that education is relevant to their goals, and helps them take ownership of their own education, kee...

Success Watch

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Mission Statement - The Success Watch Program is designed to support incoming 9th graders who have been historically at risk for failure in the traditional academic setting. They are described as the proverbial "kid who falls through the cracks" and silently fails. The mission of the programis to p...

T.E.E.M Gateway

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Rutgers Transitional Education and Employment Management (T.E.E.M.) Gateway is a "one-stop center" that provides education and employment assistance, juvenile mentoring, and referral/support services to the most disconnected youth of New Jersey. Key target areas include Essex, Mercer, Ocean, Passaic...

Talent Development High Schools

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
The Talent Development High School model is an education reform initiative that aims to improve the academic achievement of students in large, nonselective, comprehensive high schools. In operation at 33 high schools in 12 states across the country, the approach encompasses five main features: small...

Talent Development Middle Grades Program

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-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
The Talent Development Middle Grades program provides ongoing, grade- and subject-specificteacher support and professional development; standards-based, research-based curriculum in four core subject areas; integrated extra help for students; more productive relationships through small learnin...

Target New Transitions

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
Target New Transitions (TNT) is an on-site high school freshmen intervention that reduces Chicago's escalating drop out statistics while simultaneously providing meaningful community-based employment for highly qualified college students. TNT pairs bright college students, who are professionally tra...

The Academy

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The Academy is an alternative high school centrally located on the campus of the Charlotte Technical Center in Charlotte County, Florida. It serves students district wide that would otherwise not complete their high school experience. The motto for The Academy is "Whatever it Takes" for students to ...

The Academy located at Hickory Hollow

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-Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The Academy located at Hickory Hollow is a Simon Youth Academy. It is a non-traditional school for students 17-21 who would like to earn a high school diploma. The Academy is a school with a rigorous and accelerated curriculum. Students who attend the school may earn up to 2 high school credits or m...

The Diploma Project

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The ultimate goal of the Diploma Project is to reduce dropout rates in this pilot program of six highest need high schools and selected corresponding feeder middle schools. The Diploma Project is designed to focus on specific, measurable outcomes for the identified participants at critical transiti...

The Jason Project

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
The JASON Project connects students with great explorers and great events to inspire and motivate them to learn science. Our award winning curricula: Embed cutting-edge research from NASA, NOAA, the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Geographic Society and other leading organizations. A...

The Mattie C. Stewart Foundation

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-Prevention    Limited Evidence *
The Mattie C. Stewart Foundation was created to help educators, community leaders and other interested groups reduce the dropout rate and increase the graduation rate through the creation of relevant and effective tools and resources such as the powerful InsideOut documentary and toolkit; The Choice...

TLC at Neshaminy (Formerly Tawanka Learning Center)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
TLC @ Neshaminy a public alternative school serving Neshaminy School District.The program is relationship based. Students generally exhibit one or more at-risk factors. Approximately 15% of the students have IEPS. Several Once identified and after RTI has been implemented, the social worker presen...

Ulysses Career Learning Academy

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Ulysses Career Learning Academy is a charter school that was started to address the high drop-out rate in our small city. Our academic classes are taught through a computer program with teachers in the classroom to monitor students and help them when they have difficulty understanding the content. ...

Union Alternative School

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
Union Alternative School serves 120 at-risk students in grades 9 through 12. Enrollment is completely voluntary, and students must be willing to consistently abide by a student contract in order to maintain their positions in the program. It is not a punishment program. Instead, it is intended to...

Unique Blend Of Young Men

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
This program is basically designed to aid the young men and encourage academics, positive behavior and attendance through incentives, Paine College student involvement and many other contributing factors. The Judge Not Program sponsored by area Judges like Judges Caryle Overstreet, Carl Brown, Willi...

University at Buffalo Liberty Partnerships

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
The University at Buffalo Liberty Partnerships Program is a premier provider of drop-out prevention services and opportunities in Buffalo and Erie County for young people enrolled in grades 5 - 12 who are at-risk of dropping out of school. Situated in the Graduate School of Education's Office For Un...

Upper Classman Mentoring Program (Freshman Focus)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
Freshmen Focus contains two components - Freshmen Orientation Camp and a curriculum that is implemented during the school year. The camp takes place in the week just before the start of school; while the class runs throughout the school year. During the year, student leaders lead the class porti...

West Oso ISD Intervention Team

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
A team approach is the key to this positive program. Organizational change with systematic changes occurring within the existing system. A team meets every Monday morning and reviews every students' attendance, students who have withdrawn, students who have had discipline referrals. Key Question:...

Why Try Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Why Try Program is a strength-based approach to helping youth overcome their challenges and improve outcomes in the areas of truancy, behavior, and academics. Youth are taught social and emotional principles through a series of 10 pictures that teaches a discrete principle. These visuals are the...

WINGS Academy at Flagstaff High School

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The Wings Academy at Flagstaff High School (FHS) targets entering freshmen who are academically at risk. The program offers academic and behavioral interventions during part of the school day, while maintaining the students' freedom to explore a wide range of course offerings outside the Academy. Fl...

Youth Mentoring Connection

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Insufficient Evidence
YMC's proven group and 1:1 mentoring, extensive staff monitoring, life skills workshops, and parental involvement produces exemplary outcomes for our youth, such as improvement in school grades, graduating from high school, problem solving and communication skills, self-esteem, and staying away from...