Model Programs Database

Alternative Education

This list has 128 programs

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...

Academic Alternatives

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Academic Alternatives is multifaceted and provides students who are three or more credits behind an opportunity to exceed the normal six credits earned per academic year. The Foundations Program allows students who are sixteen years old and in seventh, eighth, or ninth grades to enter a pre-GED e...

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...

Acellus Learning System

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Acellus courses are interactive, self-contained educational programs that carefully guide the student through each lesson. The interactive features of Acellus are used to identify "holes" in the students' knowledge and understanding of specific concepts. Acellus then interactively provides specifi...

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 ...

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...

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...

Alternative Diploma Partnership

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-Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
This program provides an alternative track for students who have attended high school but are unable to graduate because they have failing state tests or other factors that do not allow them to complete high school. Students must meet graduation requirements (21 credits) for Blue Ridge Academy and ...

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...

Apex Learning

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Apex Learning provides a range of core curriculum for at risk students, credit recovery, alternative education, remediation/intervention, literacy, summer school, distance learning, and acceleration. Programs include digital curriculum, professional development, support, and if desired, instruction ...

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 Picture Learning

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Big Picture Learning's mission is to lead vital changes in education, both in the United States and internationally, by generating and sustaining innovative, personalized schools that work in tandem with the real world of the greater community. We believe that in order to sustain successful schools ...

Byrkit High ERC

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Byrkit High ERC is an interlocal high school, serving students from the School City of Mishawaka and Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation. Our mission is to provide each student with the resources and support necessary to successfully complete a high school diploma, develop life skills, and obtai...

C-Tech Certified Programs

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
These industry recognized certification programs prepare students for entry-level employment in the field of telecommunications connectivity. Several industry partners in the telecommunications and connectivity fields have approved the certification for content and applicability. Program objective...

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 Academy

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-Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
A Career Academy is a school within a school that links students with peers, teachers, and community partners in a disciplined environment, fostering academic success and mental and emotional health. Originally created to help inner-city students stay in school and obtain meaningful occupational exp...

Career Education Opportunities (CEO)

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-Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Career Education Options Program (CEO) helps students achieve self sufficiency through education, job training, and life skills development. The program helps out-of-school youth to pursue their GEDs and/or professional technical associate degrees at local community colleges. ...

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...

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...

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...

City of Philadelphia Department of Human Services Education Support Center

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-Intervention    Insufficient Evidence
The Education Support Center (ESC) works to improve the educational stability and outcomes for children in the Philadelphia child welfare system (dependent, delinquent and in-home protective services). We help identify educational barriers and offer a streamlined point of access to address barriers ...

Clark Pleasant Academy

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Clark Pleasant Academy (CPA) is the first school of its kind in Johnson County. Located just west of Whiteland Community High School, CPA offers a fresh alternative for students on their educational path towards graduation. CPA utilizes the PLATO Learning Network to accomplish mastery of required...

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-...

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...

Come Back Kids

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-Recovery/Reentry    Insufficient Evidence
Come Back Kids is a program that offers prevention/intervention services to students of all ages who wish to re-enroll in an educational program. Studente high school graduation requirements/credits Prepare for the General Educational Development (G.E.D.) Earn high school and college crs who have fa...

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 of Georgia - Performance Learning Centers

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-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
PLCs are small, non-traditional high schools geared toward students who are not succeeding in the traditional school setting. They create a business-like environment and emphasize personal support and an intense academic program anchored by an online instructional system and project-based learning. ...

CompassLearning Odyssey

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
CompassLearning's online solutions assess student performance, automatically prescribe appropriate curriculum activities to help increase students' academic performance, and report the progress of students individually and in groups. The program is flexible and adaptable by districts to create a pro...

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...

Computer Based Instruction

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-Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Educational Options, Inc., is a for-profit educational technology firm that understands the need for innovative learning strategies for today's youth. It provides an Internet-delivered school curriculum of 31 high school and middle school courses. The NOVEL/STARS curriculum has been integrated wi...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Detroit City High School

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Detroit City High School was established in 1991 as an extended year alternative school for students who exhibited drop-out behaviors or had dropped out. Our mission is to educate and empower students and their families. Top priorities for the school include: Providing academic foundations on whi...

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...

Dr. William W. Henderson Inclusion Elementary School

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-Prevention    Limited Evidence *
The Henderson is a small elementary school serving children from early childhood through Grade 5. Our students are from diverse ethnic, linguistic, and ability backgrounds. We are an inclusive school. Students who have disabilities learn in general education classrooms with their non disabled pee...

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...

Dropout Prevention through Career Exploration at Howard A. Doolin Middle School

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
A Dropout Prevention/Career Exploration Program has been initiated with funding from the Project 10 Transition Grant. Through the program the students experience career exploration through hands on field trips into their communities to see the opportunities available to them. The program includes e...

Eagle Rock School & Professional Development Center

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
An initiative of the American Honda Education Corporation, a 501(c)3, a nonprofit subsidiary of the American Honda Motor Company. A full-scholarship high school for students and a low-cost professional development center for adults. Located in the mountain resort community of Estes Park, Colorado, ...

Education 2020

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
EDUCATION 2020® is a leading provider of one-on-one online instruction in core and elective courses for students in grades 6-12. Designed to help students graduate from high school, EDUCATION 2020 courseware is aligned to state and national standards and combines the best of master degree teachers w...

Ellenwood Academy

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Nationally accredited high school completion program that can be completed online or through correspondence. Online preparation courses in all subject matter. ...

EnterprisePrep

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Student-Owned Enterprises offer at-risk youth the opportunities of entrepreneurship with the responsibilities of business ownership. A learning community of enterprising practice creates the context for real business ownership. A class or club invests in, operates and manages a simple retail b...

Failure Free Reading

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-Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
Failure Free Reading publishes language development-based reading interventions designed for special need population learners including at-risk, alternative education, special education, and other students who have not responded to regular or remedial instruction. The programs' unique non-phonic met...

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...

Gateway to College National Network

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-Prevention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Gateway to College, developed in 2000, is an innovative dual credit program to reconnect high school dropouts and student not on track to graduate with their education. This successful early college model allows colleges and school districts to work together applying K-12 funding to sustain Gateway...

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...

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...

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...

Horizonte Instruction and Training Center

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
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Internship Quest

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Internship Quest is a comprehensive program that enables young people to develop the skills and competencies required for the 21st century workforce. Internship Quest can expedite the time-consuming, labor-intensive process of building an internship program by offering schools a complete package of ...

Jefferson County High School

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Jefferson County High School is an open entry-open exit high school that provides individualized instruction and a self-paced curriculum. We have learning sites at five locations within our county and provide classes at 8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. in order to meet our students where and wh...

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...

Job Corps

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-Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible youth at least 16 years of age, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life. ...

Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The JAG Model consists of a comprehensive set of services designed to keep youth in school through graduation and improve the rate of success in achieving education and career goals. The ultimate goal is for participants to receive a high school diploma (or GED if a diploma is not feasible), secure...

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...

Kane County Regional Office of Education

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The Kane County Regional Office of Education offers a variety of programs designed to reduce the number of dropouts as well as dropout retrieval. Programs include truancy intervention/prevention, regional safe schools, homeless and the school program in juvenile detention facility. The truancy/int...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

Middle College High School Consortium

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-Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
Middle College High Schools are secondary schools, authorized to grant diplomas in their own name, located on college campuses across the nation. The Middle Colleges are small, with usually 100 or fewer students per grade level and they provide a rigorous academic curriculum within a supportive and ...

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 ...

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...

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...

NovaNET

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
NovaNET is a comprehensive online curriculum for middle school through adult students. Offers self-paced learning and any-time access with reporting for AYP, NCLB and progress measurement. Computer based, online delivery allows your investment to meet the diverse needs of your students including cr...

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. ...

Ombudsman Educational Services

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
Ombudsman is an alternative education program for at-risk students. Ombudsman gives middle and high students who are at risk of not graduating an accredited alternate route to earn a high school diploma. Ombudsman partners with public school districts to educate students in grades six through 12 who...

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...

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...

PACE Personal Alternative Choices in Education

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The PACE program is designed to meet the needs of students who are not finding success in the regular classroom by offering alternative pathways for graduation. It targets those students who are at a high risk of dropping out of regular school due to such things as attendance, pregnancy, poor perfo...

PASS (Portable Assisted Study Sequence)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The National PASS Center (NPC) serves as a national clearinghouse and coordinating center for bringing PASS (Portable Assisted Study Sequence) courses into alignment with current academic learning standards. Located in western New York as part of the Geneseo Migrant Center, the NPC is charged with o...

Penn Second Shift

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The mission of the PHS Second Shift Program is to educate students to be responsible, contributing citizens. Coursework is provided so that the PHS Second Shift students may earn a Penn High School diploma. A comprehensive core curriculum of North Central Association-approved courses is delivered t...

Pennway Alternative Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The mission of Pennway Alternative is to provide high school programming for students on a diploma track. The Pennway staff believe that all students have the ability to learn and are worthy of dignity and respect. It is the responsibility of the staff to nurture and challenge students' creativity...

PHASE 4 Learning Center, Inc.

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
PHASE 4 Learning Center, Inc. was founded in 2003 by four professional educators experienced in traditional, non-traditional and special education as a response to the problems they encountered with students who could not learn in a traditional public school setting. These students, who are at high ...

PLATO Learning, Inc.

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
PLATO Learning, Inc., is a provider of computer-based and e-learning instruction, offering curricula in reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, and life and job skills. A PLATO semester-long online course provides schools a way to deliver rigorous credit recovery, alternatives for...

Positive Behavior Facilitation

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Adults are charged with providing educational environments that are safe, supportive, and focused on the intellectual and social/emotional development of children. In order to meet this charge and decrease the rate of student removal of students from their schools and communities, adults must have ...

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. ...

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...

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...

Read Right

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
A Read Right consultant comes to your school and trains up to four members of your staff (certified teachers or paraprofessionals or a combination) to implement our methodology. Each tutor works with 5 students at a time. We provide everything needed to implement the program: an 850-book library ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Sierra Vista Academy

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-Intervention    Limited Evidence *
Our staff at Sierra Vista Academy (an alternative school) is committed to maintaining a proactive environment in which students who have not achieved success in the traditional environment feel valued, secure, and self confident. We serve students who have a documented history of disruptive behavior...

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...

Star Academy Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
The Star Academy Program is a school-within-a-school for disengaged students (typically overage 8th/9th grade students) who have previously failed one or more grades. Students engage in non-traditional instructional methods to complete two grades in one year. The program employs standards-based c...

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 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...

Technology Gateway

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
The Technology Gateway is designed to increase student awareness of career opportunities as highly skilled technicians and to prepare students to enroll and be successful in engineering technology (ET) or related programs at a technical or community college. The curriculum integrates the study of m...

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 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 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 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 Odyssey School

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-Prevention    Limited Evidence *
The Odyssey School is a dynamic Expeditionary Learning community dedicated to fostering each child's unique potential and spirit of adventure through exemplary standards of character, intellectual achievement, and social responsibility. The Odyssey School is chartered by Denver Public Schools. As a ...

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...

Transfer High Schools

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
In New York City, there are nearly 140,000 young people who have dropped out or are significantly off-track for graduation. Good Shepherd Services' transfer high schools offer these young people a second chance to complete their educations. Based on more than 25 years of work with this population,...

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...

Wayne Enrichment Center

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The Wayne Enrichment Center is an alternative program for the secondary schools in the MSD of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, Indiana. The program has two components - a junior high section (7th - 8th) and a high school (9th -12th) section. The 7th/8th grade program serves 40 students as an altern...

Work, Achievement Values & Education (WAVE) In Schools

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
WAVE In Schools is for students in grades 9-12 who would benefit from a more supportive classroom, experiential instruction, and content relevant to success in school, careers, and life. Schools can operate a distinct WAVE class, use the advisory period, or infuse WAVE into academic classes. The...