Model Program

Mesa Unified School District OnTrack Program

546 N. Stapley Drive
Mesa, AZ 85203
https://www10.ade.az.gov/AIMSDPToolkit/ExemplaryPrograms/MesaOnTrack2007.aspx

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Contact Information:
Elizabeth Ayers-Cluff
Director
602.625.8124
eacluff@aol.com

Program Specification:

Emphasis:

Gender:

Rating:

Intervention
Recovery/Reentry

Both

Limited Evidence of Effectiveness

Age/Grade Level:

Target Settings:

Target Groups:

Middle School
High School

Suburban

Individuals
Grade Level

Ethnicity:

Other Participation Criteria:

All Ethnicities

Description:

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 requirements of the AIMS Implementation grant and now includes work readiness and community service requirements. OnTrack operates in six high schools and four junior high/middle schools. Services include correspondence courses, online learning, summer school classes, and classes at Sundown Evening School.

Program Descriptors Include:
Academic Improvement, Attendance/Truancy, Charter School, Computer Assisted Instruction, Counseling/Advisories/Coaches, Credit Recovery, Early Childhood Education, Middle/Early College, Students with Disabilities, Substance Abuse, Life Skills Training

Strategies for Locating Students:
Unspecified

Starting Date: 2002
Students Served Per Year: 250-500
Reenrolled Students with Disabilities: N/A
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
  • Low commitment to school

Program promotes the following:

Relationships

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

Program Resources:

Annual Cost:

The annual cost range of the program is $500 - $1000 per student.

Funding Sources Include:

Program Staff Includes:

Federal Agencies
Local/City/County Agencies
School Districts
Service Clubs
Donations
Organizations/Agencies

Teachers
Counselors
Social Workers
School Administrators

Materials Used:

Supporting / Partner Organizations:

Computer/Internet Based

Numerous Civic Organizations

Evaluation Information:

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