Model Program

Sierra Vista Academy

7501 E. Oak Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
http://susd.sierravista.schoolfusion.us

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Contact Information:
Rhonda Rickard
Principal
480.484.7900
rrickard@susd.org

Program Specification:

Emphasis:

Gender:

Rating:

Intervention

Both

Limited Evidence of Effectiveness

Age/Grade Level:

Target Settings:

Target Groups:

Middle School
High School

Urban
Suburban

Individuals

Ethnicity:

Other Participation Criteria:

All Ethnicities

Description:

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/multiple suspensions, students with attendance issues and/or are identified as dropouts, and students in poor academic standing. Additionally we foster a classroom atmosphere that addresses academic, social, and emotional needs, motivating all students to develop a positive attitude toward themselves, their community, and their education.

Program Descriptors Include:
Academic Improvement, Adult Education, Alternative Education, Behavior Management/Discipline, Community Collaboration, Computer Assisted Instruction, Extended-School/Summer Program, Family/Parental Involvement, Study Skills, Life Skills Training

Starting Date: 2003
Students Served Per Year: 50-250
Last Verified: 2009

Risk Factors:

Protective Factors:

Program addresses the following:

Individual factors

  • Low achievement
  • Retention/overage for grade
  • Poor attendance
  • Low educational expectations
  • Lack of effort

Program promotes the following:

Relationships

  • Presence and involvement of caring, supportive adults
  • Opportunities and rewards for pro-social involvement
  • Involvement with positive peer activities
  • Perception of support from adults and peers

Program Resources:

Annual Cost:

Unspecified

Funding Sources Include:

Program Staff Includes:

Federal Agencies
State Agencies
Local/City/County Agencies
School Districts

Teachers
Counselors
Parents
School Administrators

Materials Used:

Supporting / Partner Organizations:

Computer/Internet Based

Unspecified

Evaluation Information:

Sierra Vista Academy received the top rating of "Performing" for the past three years. They have also met AYP requirements and have a graduation rate of 71% for the past three years.

How evaluation data was collected:
Data collected and analyzed at state or organizational level

Additional Evaluation Information:
http://www.ade.az.gov/srcs/ReportCards/796442007.pdf