Model Programs Database

Safe Learning Environments

This list has 187 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...

Accelerated Learning Centers

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-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
Accelerated Learning Academies are designed to accelerate student learning through high expectations, research-based instructional strategies and community collaboration. Accelerated Learning Academies take what is usually reserved for gifted and talented children and share it with all students. ...

Accelerated Schools (K-12)

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

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...

Achievable Dream Schools

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-Prevention    Limited Evidence *
An Achievable Dream (AAD) is a dream shared collectively by many, many individuals, organizations and businesses to help children of poverty. AAD is a nonprofit, year-round, extended day public school borne out of its founder's belief that all children can learn and succeed regardless of their socio...

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, ...

ALAS Dropout Prevention Program

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

Alee Academy Alternative Charter School

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

America's Choice

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

Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center, Inc. (AAEC)

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

ATLAS Communities (PreK-12)

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

Baboquivari High School-Indian Oasis Program

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

Bath County Graduation Success Academy

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

BeauCARE, Inc.

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

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 ...

Big Picture Learning

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    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 ...

Boston Day and Evening Academy

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

Boulder Preparatory High School

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

Box Elder Schools

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

Boys and Girls Clubs of America

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-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
Every day Boys & Girls Clubs inspire their members. Whether encouraging young people to complete their homework, play sports or recreational activities, enter an art competition or have a healthy snack, Club staff know the important role they play in creating the wholesome environment kids need. ...

Brooklyn Generation School

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Brooklyn Generation School is a unique school, in its second year of operation. It is the first school to put the Generation Schools' model into practice. This very positive partnership allows students to benefit greatly from small-group instruction and a longer academic year. Students enter the...

Bry's Behavioral Monitoring and Reinforcement Program

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

Buena High School Alternative Learning Center

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

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...

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...

Chandler Park Academy

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Our mission is to deliver unparalleled academic excellence through character development and leadership. This is done by successfully engaging parent and community involvement and utilizing the best available teaching methods and strategies. Special focus is placed on those geared toward the urban c...

Children of Divorce Intervention Program

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

Chugach Voyage To Excellence Program

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

Citizen Schools

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
A growing national network of afterschool education programs for students in the middle grades. The programs complement classroom learning by engaging students in hands on learning projects led by adult volunteers and supported by staff of professional educators....

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-...

Co-nect

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

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...

Coalition of Essential Schools

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The fundamental philosophy of CES is that each school community determines how best to implement 10 common principles in their school. These principles are: learning to use one's mind well, less is more, depth over coverage, goals apply to all students, personalization, student as worker, teacher as...

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...

Community for Learning

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School is not the only place where students learn. They learn in a variety of environments, including libraries, museums, workplaces, and their homes. Community for Learning links the school to these and other institutions, including health, social services, and law enforcement agencies. ...

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...

Coping and Support Training (CAST)

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

Core Knowledge

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

Creating Lasting Family Connections

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

CUNY Prep

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

Daylight/Twilight High School

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

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...

Direct Instruction Model

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Direct Instruction (DI) is a model for teaching that emphasizes well-developed and carefully planned lessons designed around small learning increments and clearly defined and prescribed teaching tasks. It is based on the theory that clear instruction eliminating misinterpretations can greatly improv...

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...

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

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

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, ...

Educational Opportunities for Success (EOS)

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

Etowah County Alternative Education Center

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

Families4Change, Inc.

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
The mission of Families4Change, Inc. is to provide direct services to youth at-risk and their families. In addition it provides professional training for communities interested in implementing the Family Solutions Program as an approach in resolving problems of youth. ...

First Things First

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
First Things First, a framework for school reform, has one goal: to help students at all academic levels gain the skills to succeed in post-secondary education and good jobs. In the process, FTF helps districts and schools meet the requirements of No Child Left Behind. FTF districts and schools c...

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 Behavior Game

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Good Behavior Game (GBG) is a classroom team-based, behavior modification program designed to improve childrens' adaptation to classroom rules/authority, improve aggressive/disruptive classroom behavior, and prevent later criminality. It is implemented when children are in the early elementary g...

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 Coach Initiative

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

Graduation Odyssey(GO)

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

Grossmont Union High School District

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

High School Puente Program

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

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 ...

High Scope Primary Grades Approach to Education

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
HighScope Educational Research Foundation is an independent nonprofit research, development, training, and public outreach organization with headquarters in Ypsilanti, Michigan. HighScope's mission is to lift lives through education. We envision a world in which all educational settings use active p...

HighScope Curriculum - HighScope Educational Research Foundation

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-Prevention    Insufficient Evidence
The HighScope preschool curriculum is a coordinated set of educational ideas and practices based on the development of young children, initially developed by David P. Weikart and his colleagues in the 1960s. The HighScope Educational Research Foundation continues to develop and apply the model throu...

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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Ira Harbison Elementary School

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Although nearly half (45%) of Ira Harbison students are English language learners who speak Spanish or Tagalog as their first language, students routinely test above California state averages. A key element in the school's success appears to be its intensive English language instruction, which embed...

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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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...

Kanawha County Schools

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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...

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

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

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...

LA's BEST After School Enrichment Program

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-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
LA's BEST - Better Educated Students for Tomorrow - is a nationally recognized after school education, enrichment and recreation program serving more than 28,000 children with the greatest needs and fewest resources throughout the City of Los Angeles. LA's BEST After School Enrichment Program provid...

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...

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...

Life Skills Training (LST)

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

Linking the Interests of Families and Teachers (LIFT)

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

Longevity of Success

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

Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School

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

Making Middle Grades Work

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

Marlboro County HS Leadership Education Training JROTC Program

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

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...

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 ...

Midwestern Prevention Project (Project STAR)

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

Milton Hershey School

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

Mountain Education Center High School

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

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...

Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT)

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

Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC)

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-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC) is a cost effective alternative to group or residential treatment, incarceration, and hospitalization for adolescents who have problems with chronic antisocial behavior, emotional disturbance, and delinquency. MFTC is based on the Social Learning Theory ...

Multisystemic Therapy

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

New Century High Schools

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
New Visions for Public Schools, founded in 1989, is the largest education reform organization dedicated to improving the quality of education children receive in New York City's public schools. Working with the public and private sectors, New Visions develops programs and policies to energize teachi...

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. ...

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is a comprehensive research-based school program designed to prevent and reduce bully/victim problems among students in elementary, middle, and junior high schools (grades 3-10). School staff members are largely responsible for introducing and implementing the ...

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...

Oracle Education Foundation's ThinkQuest

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

Overcoming Obstacles

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

PACE 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...

Parenting Wisely

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

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...

Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
PALS combines proven instructional principles and practices and peer mediation so that research-based reading and math activities are effective, feasible, and enjoyable. PALS is a version of classwide peer tutoring. Teachers identify which children require help on specific skills and who the most ap...

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...

Positive Action

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

Positive Behavior 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 ...

Positive Behavior Support a.k.a Best Behavior

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

Prevention Not Suspension

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

Preventive Treatment Program

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

Primavera Online High School

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

Prince William Regional Technology Academy

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

Pro Vision Charter School

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

Process 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 Toward No Drug Abuse (Project TND)

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

Project Towards No Tobacco Use (Project TNT)

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

Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorders

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-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy is a cognitive-behavioral treatment program for individuals suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The program consists of a course of individual therapy designed to help clients process traumatic events and thus reduce trauma-induced psychological distu...

Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
The Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS) curriculum is a multi-year, comprehensive program that promotes emotional and social competencies through cognitive-skill building and reduces aggression and behavior problems in elementary school-aged children, while simultaneously enhancing the...

Quantum Opportunities

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-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Quantum Opportunities Program (QOP) is designed to help at-risk youth make a "quantum leap" up the ladder of opportunity through academic, developmental, and community service activities, coupled with a sustained relationship with a peer group and a caring adult, offered to them over their four ...

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...

Reconnection Services - Portland Public Schools

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

Responding in Peaceful and Positive Ways (RIPP)

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Responding in Peaceful and Positive Ways (RIPP) is a three-year, school-based, violence prevention program designed to provide students in middle and junior high schools with conflict resolution strategies and skills. The goal of the program is to promote nonviolence in the school setting by teachin...

Responsive Classroom

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

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...

Roots of Empathy

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-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
Roots of Empathy is an evidence-based classroom program that has shown dramatic effect in reducing levels of aggression among schoolchildren by raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy. The program reaches elementary schoolchildren from Kindergarten to Grade 8. In Canada, the progr...

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

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

Safe Dates

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

SafeMeasures

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
SafeMeasures is a student-led collaborative action research process that has been used in K-12 schools across the country to help schools lower dropout rates, reduce bullying, improve school safety, prevent violence, encourage inspired teaching, and enhance student leadership and learning. The Safe ...

Sarah Pyle Academy for Academic Intensity

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

School Transitional Environment Program (STEP)

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

Schools and Families Educating Children (SAFE Children)

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

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...

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...

SMARTteam (Students Managing Anger and Resolution Together)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
SMARTteam is a multimedia program designed for universal prevention with students in grades 5-9. Its primary setting of use is in schools, with students using the software independently, either alone or in pairs. The modules can be used in sequence or independently, because key concepts are reinf...

SOAR (Skills, Opportunities, and Recognition)

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-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Skills, Opportunity, and Recognition (SOAR) program has its roots in the Social Development Model, which posits that positive social bonds can reduce antisocial behavior and delinquency. It is a multidimensional intervention designed for the general population and high-risk children who are atte...

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...

Spaulding Youth Center

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-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Spaulding Youth Center, located in Northfield, NH, serves children and youth with a range of challenges including autism, neurological impairments, neurobehavioral disorders, behavioral difficulties, emotional disabilities, post traumatic stress disorder, and learning and developmental disabilities....

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...

Steubenville City Schools

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Steubenville School District was once located in a thriving city, but due to unemployment and losing population has one of the highest populations of low- income and minority students in the state. This has led to changes in its operating system during the past 10 years. All of the elementary sc...

Street School, Inc.

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

Strengthening Families Program

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-Prevention    Limited Evidence *
The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) is a family skills training program that involves weekly classes for children ages 3-5, 6-11, and 12-16 and their families. The program uses family systems and cognitive behavioral approaches to increase resilience and reduce risk factors. It seeks to improve...

Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14

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

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...

Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE)

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

Success for All

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Success for All was developed to help all elementary school students achieve and retain high reading levels. The curriculum balances phonics and meaning-oriented approaches and includes story discussion, vocabulary, and comprehension assignments that progress through a set sequence of reading materi...

Success Watch

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

T.E.E.M Gateway

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

Talent Development High Schools

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

Talent Development Middle Grades Program

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

The Academy

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

The Academy located at Hickory Hollow

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

The Georgetown School

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

The Incredible Years

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-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
The Incredible Years program features three comprehensive, multifaceted, developmentally-based curricula for parents, teachers, and children. The program is designed to promote emotional and social competence and to prevent, reduce, and treat aggressive, defiant, oppositional, and impulsive behavior...

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 ...

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...

Too Good for Violence

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-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
Too Good for Violence (TGFV) is a school-based violence prevention/character education program that improves student behavior and minimizes aggression. TGFV helps students in kindergarten through 12th grade learn the skills they need to get along peacefully with others. In both content and teaching ...

Tools for Getting Along: Teaching Students to Problem Solve

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-Prevention    Limited Evidence *
Tools for Getting Along is designed to help upper elementary school teachers establish a positive, cooperative classroom atmosphere. Tools for Getting Along enables students to become effective, proactive problem solvers as they encounter social challenges. Its instructional focus is on understandin...

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,...

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral (TF-CBT) is a psychotherapeutic intervention designed to help children, youth, and their parents overcome the negative effects of traumatic life events such as child sexual or physical abuse; traumatic loss of a loved one; domestic, school, or community violence; ...

Truancy Habits Reduced, Increasing Valuable Education

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
THRIVE focuses on mediating students and parents outside of the court system, in order to prevent charges from being filed under the Compulsory Education Law. Once a student is identified as truancy (over 10 unexcused absences), a letter is sent and 2 or 3 calls are made to mediate a family. In the ...

Union Alternative School

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

Unique Blend Of Young Men

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

Upward Bound Math-Science

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-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
The US Department of Education developed a math and science initiative within Upward Bound (UB) to address the under-representation of low-income and minority students in math and science careers. Added to the federal TRIO programs 280 in 1990, Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS) provides grants ...

Valley High School

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

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...

West Allis West Milwaukee Learning Center

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

Why Try Program

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

WINGS Academy at Flagstaff High School

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

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...