Model Programs Database

Career and Technology Education

This list has 122 programs

Academic Acceleration Academy

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Schools like AAA are challenging reform efforts like no other time in recent history. AAA and other dropout intervention and recovery schools would like to advance the notion of credit flexibility over Carnegies Units as a primary unit of measurement for credit attainment. Credit flexibility assum...

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...

ACT EXPLORE

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
The EXPLORE program is designed to help eighth and ninth graders explore a broad range of options for their future. EXPLORE prepares students for their high school course work and post-high school choices. It provides baseline information on the academic abilities of the students that can be used...

Adolescent Sexuality and Pregnancy Prevention Program

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Launched in 1984 in one of the Children's Aid Society's (CAS) community centers in Harlem, the program practices a holistic approach aiming to empower youth, help them develop a desire for a productive future, and aid young people in improving their sexual literacy and their understanding of the con...

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 Dropout Prevention Program

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

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

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

Alee Academy Alternative Charter School

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
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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...

American Diploma Project

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

Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center, Inc. (AAEC)

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

AT&T/JA Worldwide Job Shadow Initiative

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The AT&T/JA Worldwide Job Shadow is committing 400,000 employee volunteer hours to reach 100,000 students in grades 9-12. The program will bring students into the world of business through classroom instruction followed by on-site mentoring in which students get to interact with a wide range of AT&T...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 Choices

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
Career Choices is an academically-based curriculum that's been repackaged in thematic format to address the developmental needs of ALL teenagers. Whether your students are headed for an Ivy League college or an entry level job, they all crave a clear sense of direction for their lives. Career ...

Career Choices: A Freshman Transition Course

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
Career Choices is an academically-based curriculum repackaged in a thematic format to address the developmental needs of the early adolescent. Designed for use in a semester or year-long Freshman Transition course in either the 8th or 9th grade, students learn a critical decision-making process that...

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...

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-...

Coalition for Community Schools

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
A community school is both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources. Its integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development and community engagement leads to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier c...

Coconino County Regional Accommodation School District # 99

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

Colorado Youth for a Change

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

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

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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...

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...

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 ...

Coordinated Career Academic Education (CCAE)

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-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Coordinated Career Academic Education (CCAE) and Project Success (PS) are support services designed for students from special populations as identified in the Federal Carl D. Perkins legislation. Through participation in a CCAE and/or PS program, students who are identified as at-risk of dropping ou...

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...

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...

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...

Dual Enrollment in Two States: Florida and New York City

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
Dual enrollment (DE) provides high school students with the opportunity to take college courses while still in high school, and often to gain dual credit at both the high school and college levels for these courses. Although DE originated as a strategy to enhance the high school experience of ...

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. ...

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...

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...

Etowah County Graduation Assistance Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Insufficient Evidence
Our program uses a system wide data base to locate students who are in danger of being non-graduates based on grades, attendance, discipline and diagnostic test scores. The program also depends on teacher and parent referrals. Once students have been identified Student Education Plan team meetings a...

Excel Academy

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

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...

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...

Graduation Odyssey(GO)

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

Grossmont Union High School District

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

High Schools that Work

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
High Schools That Work is an effort-based school improvement initiative founded on the conviction that students can master rigorous academic and career/technical studies if school leaders and teachers create an environment that motivates students to make the effort to succeed. It is the nation's ...

Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection is a nationally-recognized youth development program that provides students at-risk of dropping out of school with 360-degree support, at home, at school, and on-the-job. Professional, year-round, full-time, school-based Youth Advocates are paired with students g...

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 ...

Invitational Education

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

Job 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...

Kanawha County Schools

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-Prevention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Career Plus makes it possible for students to attend the Career Technical Center all day. Students are transported from their home high school to the CTE Centers where they take their academics one-half the day and enroll into a Technical Program the other half of the day. Lunch is provided and tra...

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...

Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School

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

Marlboro County HS Leadership Education Training JROTC Program

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

MAST (Maritime and Science Technology) Academy

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-Prevention    Limited Evidence *
Maritime and Science Technology Academy, commonly referred to as MAST Academy is a public high school in Miami, Florida. MAST Academy is a magnet school under the governance of Miami-Dade County Public Schools . The school principal is Thomas C. Fisher II, appointed in September 2006. The academ...

Mavericks High Schools

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

Mesa Unified School District OnTrack Program

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

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 ...

Migrant Education Advisor Program (MEAP)

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

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. ...

Open Circle

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
Open Circle is a whole-school social and emotional learning program designed to improve school climate and foster social and emotional skill development in grades K-5. Since 1987 Open Circle has reached nearly half a million children and trained over 10,000 educators. A program of the Wellesley Cent...

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...

Overcoming Obstacles

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

Pace Learning Systems

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

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...

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...

Preservation LINK, Inc.

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
In partnership with schools, colleges, companies, and community-based organizations, Preservation LINK provides a family of media arts education programs to foster critical thinking, academic engagement, and college/career exploration. These programs include Point of View, an elementary school photo...

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...

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...

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...

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...

SIATech

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The School for Integrated Academics and Technologies (SIATech®) is an award-winning dropout recovery program. SIATech is a charter high school that excels at identifying student strengths and individualizing instruction to meet each student's needs and goals. The school's safe and caring setting ena...

Simon Youth Foundation Education Resource Centers

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

Sinclair Community College Fast Forward Center

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

Southern Dropout Prevention Alliance

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

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...

Strategic Learning Center

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-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Strategic Learning Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing literacy and school improvement in secondary schools. We work with schools to develop a school-wide, tiered support approach for all students. The tiered support model, called the Content Literacy Continuum, provides ...

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...

Student Paths Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
Student Paths is a program school districts implement in their classrooms to help their students transition from high school to their future. Post-secondary options, corporations and trade associations sponsor the program, marketing themselves to a captive classroom audience during a critical time a...

SUCCESS for Teens

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

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 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 Classrooms for the Future

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The purpose of the Classrooms for the Future (CFF) initiative is to transform Pennsylvania's high schools, making them more engaging and more responsive to the economic challenges presented by globalization. This high school reform initiative is designed to: enhance teaching and learning, enha...

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 Mattie C. Stewart Foundation

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

The School Archive Project

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The School Archive Project is simple, inexpensive ($2 per 8th grade student), and helps focus students in a credible manner onto their own futures. We now have it at both the middle school and high school level. The high school involved is setting historic graduation records due to this effort and ...

The Seed (Schools for Educational Evolution and Development) School

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The SEED Foundation is a national nonprofit that partners with urban communities to provide innovative educational opportunities that prepare under-served students for success in college and beyond. The SEED Foundation is a catalyst for change in urban education: it developed the SEED boarding sch...

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,...

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...

University at Buffalo Liberty Partnerships

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

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,...

West Oso ISD Intervention Team

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

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...

Youth Build USA

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
YouthBuild is a youth and community development program that simultaneously addresses core issues facing low-income communities: housing, education, employment, crime prevention, and leadership development. In YouthBuild programs, low-income young people ages 16-24 work toward their GEDs or high sch...

Youth Mentoring Connection

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