Model Program

Alee Academy Alternative Charter School

1705 County Road 44
Eustis, FL 32726
http://www.aleeacademy.org

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Contact Information:
Mr. Jennings A. Neeld
Director
352.357.9426
neeldj@aleeacademy.org

Program Specification:

Emphasis:

Gender:

Rating:

Intervention
Recovery/Reentry

Both

Limited Evidence of Effectiveness

Age/Grade Level:

Target Settings:

Target Groups:

High School

Rural

Grade Level

Ethnicity:

Other Participation Criteria:

All Ethnicities

Description:

Program Descriptors Include:
Academic Improvement, Alternative Education, Attendance/Truancy, Behavior Management/Discipline, Charter School, Community Collaboration, Computer Assisted Instruction, Counseling/Advisories/Coaches, Credit Recovery, Extended-School/Summer Program, Literacy Development, Mentoring/Tutoring, Study Skills, Teen Pregnancy

Strategies for Locating Students:
Unspecified

Starting Date: 1999
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

  • Has a learning disability or emotional disturbance
  • Parenthood
  • High-risk peer group
  • High-risk social behavior
  • Low achievement
  • Retention/overage for grade
  • Poor attendance
  • Low educational expectations
  • Lack of effort
  • Low commitment to school
  • Misbehavior

Family factors

  • Low socioeconomic status
  • High family mobility
  • Low education level of parents
  • Large number of siblings
  • Not living with both natural parents
  • Low educational expectations
  • Low contact with school
  • Lack of conversations about school

School factors

  • School math achievement
  • Student engagement

Community factors

  • Family composition/socioeconomic status

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

Independence

  • Healthy/conventional beliefs and standards
  • Positive/resilient temperament

Competence

  • Social competencies
  • Self efficacy

Creativity

  • Problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility

Optimism

  • High expectations by community, family, school, and self

Program Resources:

Annual Cost:

The annual cost range of the program is over $500,000 or over $2000 per student.

Funding Sources Include:

Program Staff Includes:

State Agencies

Teachers
Counselors

Materials Used:

Supporting / Partner Organizations:

Media/CD/DVD
Instructional Texts/Manuals
Computer/Internet Based

Unspecified

Evaluation Information:

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