Model Programs Database

Substance Abuse

This list has 112 programs

100% Graduation Rate Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The 100% Graduation Rate Program mission is to improve the national high school and college graduation rate of minority males through a drop-out prevention program. The goal of the program is to develop a collaboration between the business, academic, and service communities to encourage high school ...

Accelerated Schools (K-12)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Many schools serve at-risk students by remediating them, which often involves less challenging curricula and lowered expectations. Accelerated Schools take the opposite approach, they offer enriched curricula and instructional programs. Members of the school community work together to transform ever...

Achieve Career Preparatory Academy

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Achieve Career Preparatory Academy serves the greater Toledo area. The school has completed its first year of operation June 2010. The student population consists of approx. 95% African American, 4% White, 1% Hispanic, 97% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch. 85% of students have had more ...

Across Ages

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Across Ages program uses older adults as mentors for youth. Originally designed solely as a school-based program, the program's design now uses a wide-ranging prevention strategy suitable for a variety of settings during both school time and out-of-school time. The program targets its supports t...

Admission Possible

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
Admission Possible is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping promising, low-income young people prepare for and earn admission to college. Our mission is to identify low-income high school students with the potential and motivation for college and then to provide them with four critical servi...

Adolescent Transitions Program (ATP)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Adolescent Transitions Program (ATP) is a multilevel, family-centered intervention targeting children who are at risk for problem behavior or substance use. Designed to address the family dynamics of adolescent problem behavior, it is delivered in the middle school setting to parents and their c...

After School Matters

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-Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
After School Matters (ASM) is a Chicago based nonprofit organization that provides high school students with a variety of opportunities for work-based and project-based learning through paid internships in the arts, technology, sports, communications, and other fields. The mission of ASM is to...

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, ...

ALAS Dropout Prevention Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The ALAS Dropout Prevention Model and ALAS Resilience Builder have been rigorously tested. These programs have been shown to increase school grades and credits. Both programs have been proven effective with special education students, English language learners and students from low-income communitie...

America's Choice

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The America's Choice School Design is a comprehensive, research based design for grades K-12. It was developed with one goal in mind; to make sure all but the most severely handicapped students reacch an internationally benchmarked standard of achievement in ELA and mathematics by the time they grad...

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...

Athletes Training and Learning to Avoid Steroids (ATLAS)

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-Prevention    Limited Evidence *
Athletes Training and Learning to Avoid Steroids (ATLAS) is a multicomponent school-based drug and alcohol prevention program for male high school athletes, 13 to 19 years old. It is designed to reduce or stop adolescent male athletes' use of anabolic steroids, sport supplements, alcohol, and illega...

ATLAS Communities (PreK-12)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
A central feature of ATLAS is the "pathway": the alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment across a preK-12 feeder pattern, from which challenging learning experiences for students emerge. The pathway represents a commitment to providing continuity for students from preschool to high scho...

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...

Big Brothers Big Sisters

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
Big Brothers/Big Sisters (BB/BS) is a federation of more than 500 agencies that serve children and adolescents. The basic concept of the BB/BS program is not to ameliorate specific problems, but to provide support in all aspects of young people's lives through a professionally supported one-to-one r...

Boston Day and Evening Academy

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-Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
In the world of high school education, Boston Day and Evening Academy is truly extraordinary. An alternative public charter high school located in Roxbury, BDEA is open 12 hours a day in order to serve any Boston Public School student who is overage for high school, who has had trouble with attenda...

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...

Brief Strategic Family Therapy

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT) adopts a structural family systems framework to improve children and adolescent behavior problems by improving family interactions that are presumed to be directly related to the child's symptoms. BSFT is a short-term, problem-focused, family-based intervention...

Bry's Behavioral Monitoring and Reinforcement Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
The Behavioral Monitoring and Reinforcement Program (BMRP), formerly called Preventive Intervention, is a school-based intervention that helps prevent juvenile delinquency, substance use, and school failure for high-risk adolescents. It targets juvenile cynicism about the world and the accompanying ...

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...

California Mentor Foundation

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
The California Mentor Foundation (CMF) was founded in 1998 to provide a unified, collective voice for California's youth mentoring programs. CMF focuses on four critical areas essential to the success of each youth mentoring program: building public awareness of mentoring; securing financial support...

CASASTART (Striving to Achieve Rewarding Tomorrows)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
CASASTART brings together three important institutions - a social service or health agency, the local law enforcement department and local schools - in order to foster healthy development among high-risk, 8-13 year-old youth and their families, and to help reduce the sale of illegal drugs and relate...

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...

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...

Complete High School Maize

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-Prevention    Limited Evidence *
Complete High School Maize, the alternative learning program for USD 266, began in 1999. The mission of this program is to serve those students who need a different learning environment than the traditional school setting. Because of the size of this program, where sixty students are served by eig...

CompuHigh

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
CompuHigh provides year-round online high school courses. Students can enroll any time of the year and start immediately. Our online high school is nationally accredited by CITA,SACS, and North Central. Our high school offers individual and diploma programs. CompuHigh offers summer school...

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...

Core Knowledge

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Many people say that knowledge is changing so fast that what students learn today will soon be outdated. While current events and technology are constantly changing, there is nevertheless a body of lasting knowledge that should form the core of a Preschool-Grade 8 curriculum. Such solid knowledge in...

Creating Lasting Family Connections

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
Creating Lasting Family Connections is a program designed for parents and youth which offers training modules for both audiences. The program is designed to: improve communication and conflict resolution skills; build coping mechanisms to resist negative social influences; practice effective refusal...

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...

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...

Diploma Plus, Inc.

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
Diploma Plus (DP) schools are small alternative high schools that integrate dropout recovery and prevention programs with college- and career-readiness initiatives. As stated by the program's mission statement, Diploma Plus seeks to create small high schools that "incorporate a supportive scho...

Dropout Prevention Through Building Self-Efficacy, Emotional Intelligence and Learning Skills

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
A controlled study showed that the program reduced dropout rate amongst low-performing minority students from 56% to 16% and increased grade points (GPA x units completed) an average of 9.25 points. Reason for program's dramatic success is that it effectively increases self-efficacy, emotional intel...

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...

Etowah County Alternative Education Center

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Insufficient Evidence
The mission of Etowah County Alternative Education Center is to develop in the students lasting qualities of responsible citizenship: self-esteem, self-discipline, trust, lifelong learning, and respect for others. This is accomplished by teaching conflict resolution skills, by requiring a high acade...

Families and Schools Together (FAST)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
FAST is an award-winning prevention/early intervention after-school program that has dramatically changed the learning climate at schools and communities all over the world. The program was founded by researcher and social worker, Dr. Lynn McDonald in 1988 and has been implemented in over 2000 commu...

Family Matters

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Family Matters is a home-based program designed to prevent tobacco and alcohol use in adolescents. The program is delivered through four booklets mailed to the home and follow-up telephone calls to parents by health educators. The booklets contain lessons and activities designed to motivate familie...

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...

Good Shepherd Services

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The mission of Good Shepherd Services is to surround at-risk New York City youth and their families with a web of supports that promote a safe passage to self-sufficiency. To achieve our mission, we lead in the development of innovative youth development programs; provide quality, effective service...

Guiding Good Choices

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Guiding Good Choices (GGC) is a multimedia drug prevention program (part of the Families That Care series) that gives parents of children in grades four through eight the knowledge and skills needed to guide their children through early adolescence. It is based on the social development model and ad...

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 Puente Program

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited 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...

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...

Keepin' it REAL (Refuse, Explain, Avoid, Leave)

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-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Keepin' it REAL (Refuse, Explain, Avoid, Leave) program is a video-enhanced intervention that uses a culturally-grounded resiliency model which incorporates traditional ethnic values and practices that protect against drug use. A school-based prevention program for elementary, middle, and early ...

Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
The Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) is a national network of free, open enrollment public schools. KIPP schools emphasize a rigorous academic curriculum and a culture of high expectations and college-going. KIPP aims to provide students "the knowledge, skills, and character needed to succeed...

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...

Leadership and Resiliency Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Leadership and Resiliency Program (LRP) is a school- and community-based program for high school students (ages 14 to 19) that enhances youths' internal strengths and resiliency while preventing involvement in substance use and violence. The program includes resiliency groups that are held durin...

Life Skills Training (LST)

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-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
LifeSkills Training (LST) is a three-year classroom-based tobacco, alcohol, and drug abuse prevention program for upper elementary and middle/junior high school students. LST is designed to prevent early stages of substance use, particularly occasional or experimental use. It provides students with ...

Linking the Interests of Families and Teachers (LIFT)

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-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Linking the Interests of Families and Teachers (LIFT) is a school-based intervention for the prevention of conduct problems such as aggressive and antisocial behavior, involvement with delinquent peers, and drug/alcohol use. LIFT was designed to decrease the likelihood of two major factors that put ...

Longevity of Success

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Longevity of Success is a program to help adults and youth achieve professional/personal success. Creating healthy communities at work and school using the latest research to get the greatest impact and engagement to build team and have long-term success in life. ...

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...

Making Middle Grades Work

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
The goal of Making Middle Grades Work is to raise the academic achievement of all middle grades students to at least the Basic level, with increasing percentages of middle grades students performing at the Proficient level, as defined and measured by the National Assessment of Educational Progress. ...

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...

MENTOR

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
For more than a decade, MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership has been working to expand the world of quality mentoring. MENTOR believes that, with the help and guidance of an adult mentor, each child can discover how to unlock and achieve his or her potential. MENTOR is widely acknowledged as the n...

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...

Midwestern Prevention Project (Project STAR)

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Midwestern Prevention Project (MPP), also known as Project STAR, is a comprehensive, community-based, multifaceted program for adolescent drug abuse prevention that targets the entire population of middle school students. Its ultimate goal is to prevent or reduce gateway substance use (alcohol, ...

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 ...

Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) is a comprehensive and flexible family-based program for substance-abusing adolescents or those at high risk for substance use and other problem behaviors. MDFT is a multicomponent and multilevel intervention system. There is also a substance abuse prevention ...

Multisystemic Therapy

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-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is a family-focused, home-based program that focuses on chronically violent, substance-abusing juvenile offenders at high risk for out-of-home placement. It is an intensive family- and community-based treatment that addresses the multiple determinants of serious antisocia...

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...

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 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...

Parenting Wisely

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Parenting Wisely (PW) is a parenting skills education system. The PW programs are designed to facilitate the learning of necessary skills for the healthy well-balanced raising of children from age 3 to 18. Proven to reduce problem behaviors and increase communication and family unity, PW offers we...

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...

Prevention Not Suspension

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
Prevention Not Suspension is an alternative high school program for high-risk youth grade 9-12. We aim to help youth on suspension and those in danger of suspension continue their education. We provide both academic support as well as social/emotional learning. ...

Preventive Treatment Program

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-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Preventive Treatment Program (also known as the Montreal Longitudinal Experimental Study) is a multi-component program designed to prevent antisocial behavior of boys who display early, problem behavior. It provides training for both parents and youth to decrease delinquency, substance use, and ...

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...

Pro Vision Charter School

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The Pro-Vision All Male HISD Middle Charter School is an innovative single-sex middle school that targets young men in grades 5 through 8 who are experiencing academic difficulty, behavioral challenges, and other issues that have not allowed them to have success in a traditional school setting. Sinc...

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 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 Toward No Drug Abuse (Project TND)

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND) is an interactive school-based program designed to help high school youth resist substance use. The program teaches participants increased coping and self-control skills by making them aware of misleading information that facilitates drug use. The program motivate...

Project Towards No Tobacco Use (Project TNT)

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Project Towards No Tobacco Use (Project TNT) is a comprehensive, classroom-based curriculum designed to prevent or reduce tobacco use in 5th through 9th grade youth. It is designed to counteract several different causes of tobacco use simultaneously, because the behavior is determined by multiple ca...

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...

Reconnecting Youth

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
Reconnecting Youth (RY) is a proven, award-winning program that helps high-risk youth achieve in school and decrease drug use, anger, depression, and suicidal behavior. Designed for students aged 14-18, RY is a high school-based curriculum that uses small group skills training to enhance personal co...

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...

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...

Ronald C. Bauer Charter High School, AIBT, Inc.

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
In 2005-06, the school began a CTE program focusing on medical careers and added ninth and tenth grades. The ADE grant helped them to transition into the CTE program. The philosophy behind the change was connecting a diploma with a career and future earnings. Their focus now is to help students thin...

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...

Safe Dates

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Safe Dates is a school-based middle and high school program designed to stop or prevent the initiation of psychological, physical, and sexual abuse on dates or between individuals involved in a dating relationship. The program goals are to change adolescent dating violence norms, change adolescent g...

Schools and Families Educating Children (SAFE Children)

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Schools and Families Educating Children (SAFE Children) is a community- and school-based program that helps families manage educational and child development in inner-city communities where children are at high risk for substance abuse and other problem behaviors. The program aims to help children m...

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...

Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
The Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14) is an adaptation of the Strengthening Families Program. The video-based program aims to reduce substance use and behavior problems during adolescence through improved skills in nurturing and child management by parents and im...

Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE)

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-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
SAVE'S MISSION AND GOALS SAVE is coordinated by a 501(c)(3) public nonprofit organization, the National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere, but it is still led by students, for students. The National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere (National SAVE) strives to dec...

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 Georgetown School

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The Georgetown School is an alternative education center that provides a supportive educational environment for students (in grades 6 through 12) that are at-risk for academic failure due to issues of truancy, discipline, and poor decision making skills. The Georgetown School utilizes strong communi...

The Partnership for Results

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
The Partnership for Results is an innovative quasi-governmental entity dedicated to promoting the positive social, emotional, and educational development of youth and their families. Directed by leaders of public education, mental health, social services, health, and law enforcement agencies in Cayu...

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...

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...

Valley High School

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
Valley High School was recently awarded the distinction of being named a "high-achieving turnaround" school by the federal government. The campus id redesigned into small learning communities with each group of students having the same core group of teachers who work as a team to address the needs o...

Washington State Achievers

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The Washington State Achievers (WSA) program was created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as a model that integrates high school reform, early college awareness, and college advising, mentoring, scholarships, and student supports. This program targeted 16 high schools in Washington State...

West Allis West Milwaukee Learning Center

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Insufficient Evidence
Our program serves 210 students including teen parents, adjudicated youth, credit deficient youth, youth with mental health, and youth with AODA issues. 60+% of our students are minority, 95+% receive free or reduced lunch. We offer programs for credit recovery, service learning, community outreach,...

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...