Model Programs Database

Academic Improvement

This list has 273 programs

10-to-Succeed

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
10-to-Succeed is a school based mentoring/leadership development program for ninth grade girls and boys considered to be disengaged from school based on poor attendance, lack of academic progress, and behavior referrals including out-of-school suspensions. The program is a blend of the traditional ...

100 Black Men of DeKalb, Leadership Academy

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
The leadership Academy is a mentoring and enrichment program that focuses on providing a series of structured educational activities to young boys and girls in grades six through twelve from the DeKalb County School system. Through structured educational activities, these students learn essential pe...

100% Graduation Rate Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The 100% Graduation Rate Program mission is to improve the national high school and college graduation rate of minority males through a drop-out prevention program. The goal of the program is to develop a collaboration between the business, academic, and service communities to encourage high school ...

A+ Anywhere Learning System

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The American Education Corporation offers electronic learning products and solutions to serve at-risk students in many alternative learning environments. Our A+® products integrate into at-risk learning programs, including traditional classrooms, response to intervention, credit recovery, and dropou...

Academic Alternatives

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Academic Alternatives is multifaceted and provides students who are three or more credits behind an opportunity to exceed the normal six credits earned per academic year. The Foundations Program allows students who are sixteen years old and in seventh, eighth, or ninth grades to enter a pre-GED e...

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...

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 Math

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
Renaissance Learning's Accelerated Math is a computerized formative assessment tool for efficient progress monitoring and management of personalized daily math practice for students in grades 1 - 12. In diagnostic mode, Accelerated Math helps teachers analyze individual skills deficiencies and fill ...

Accelerated Reader

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
Renaissance Learning's Accelerated Reader (AR) software makes the essential student practice component of any reading curriculum more effective. Using AR, this practice time is personalized to each student's individual level to ensure a high rate of success and immediately followed by feedback to he...

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...

Acellus Learning System

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Acellus courses are interactive, self-contained educational programs that carefully guide the student through each lesson. The interactive features of Acellus are used to identify "holes" in the students' knowledge and understanding of specific concepts. Acellus then interactively provides specifi...

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...

Achieve 3000

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Achieve3000's vision is to break down the barriers that prevent children from reading, writing and learning to their full potential through one- on-one differentiated instruction, one motivating and equalizing discussion topic for the entire class, and one click reporting and management tools for th...

Achieve Career Preparatory Academy

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Achieve Career Preparatory Academy serves the greater Toledo area. The school has completed its first year of operation June 2010. The student population consists of approx. 95% African American, 4% White, 1% Hispanic, 97% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch. 85% of students have had more ...

Admission Possible

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
Admission Possible is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping promising, low-income young people prepare for and earn admission to college. Our mission is to identify low-income high school students with the potential and motivation for college and then to provide them with four critical servi...

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...

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)

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-Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
AVID is an in-school academic support program for middle and high schools that places underachieving high-risk students in a college preparatory program to prepare them to go to and succeed in college. Students take rigorous courses and are provided with intensive and targeted support to ensure thei...

AdvancePath Academics

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
AdvancePath's Blended Learning Model, based on decades of research: (A) Meets Students where they need to be met--at their time of need, (B) Allows students to assume Responsibility for their education, (C) Creates Individualized Learning Plans (ILP) and Differentiates. Instruction for eac...

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, ...

AIMS INTERVENTION/DROP-OUT PREVENTION

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Nogales High School program targets students who have not passed the AIMS on the first attempt. Much of the funding is geared toward providing extended-time opportunities in the form of classes and/or tutoring, adult mentoring, the purchase of supplemental materials geared toward struggling stud...

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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Alignment Nashville

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The goal of Alignment Nashville is to improve the education and lives of Nashville's children and its future by aligning resources to Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools' strategic plan and engaging the entire community around complex issues facing our children and youth. As such, Alignment Nashvi...

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...

American Diploma Project

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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...

Apex Learning

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Apex Learning provides a range of core curriculum for at risk students, credit recovery, alternative education, remediation/intervention, literacy, summer school, distance learning, and acceleration. Programs include digital curriculum, professional development, support, and if desired, instruction ...

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...

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 Brothers Big Sisters

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
Big Brothers/Big Sisters (BB/BS) is a federation of more than 500 agencies that serve children and adolescents. The basic concept of the BB/BS program is not to ameliorate specific problems, but to provide support in all aspects of young people's lives through a professionally supported one-to-one r...

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 ...

Boost Up

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-Prevention    Limited Evidence *
The Advertising Council and the U.S. Army joined together to launch a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to encourage students to stay in school and graduate. Approximately 7,000 high school students drop out every school day, which translates to one in three students. Once...

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. ...

Bridges to a Brighter Future

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Bridges to a Brighter Future is a nationally recognized college access and pre-college academic enrichment program. The mission is to equip low-income students with the tools and support needed to overcome barriers, graduate from high school and enroll in post-secondary education. Bridges accompli...

Bright Future Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The Bright Future Program is a Running Start funded program serving students from all area high schools. The Bright Future program gives students an opportunity to start their college courses early by allowing qualified high school students access to accredited programs at Seattle Vocational In...

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...

C-Tech Certified Programs

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
These industry recognized certification programs prepare students for entry-level employment in the field of telecommunications connectivity. Several industry partners in the telecommunications and connectivity fields have approved the certification for content and applicability. Program objective...

California Mentor Foundation

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
The California Mentor Foundation (CMF) was founded in 1998 to provide a unified, collective voice for California's youth mentoring programs. CMF focuses on four critical areas essential to the success of each youth mentoring program: building public awareness of mentoring; securing financial support...

Camp IMPACT

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Insufficient Evidence
Camp I.M.P.A.C.T. (Initiating Maturity by Placing Adolescents in Character Training) is a mentoring program designed to give high school boys, grades 10-12 that are at-risk, academic assistance, character instruction and behavior modification through a local cohort support system. ...

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 Choice International

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-Prevention    Limited Evidence *
To be the agency that changes the way young students view education. We know the power of our program and realize its benefits not only to the student, but to society as a whole. Our program is one of the most powerful catalysts to help young students choose the right educational pathways leading th...

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...

Caregiver's Choice

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Mentoring Children of Prisoners: Caregiver's Choice is designed to assist children faced with the challenge of having an incarcerated parent by providing access to mentoring relationships. Mentoring benefits both children and their families. Many families report that mentoring - when added to core s...

CASASTART (Striving to Achieve Rewarding Tomorrows)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
CASASTART brings together three important institutions - a social service or health agency, the local law enforcement department and local schools - in order to foster healthy development among high-risk, 8-13 year-old youth and their families, and to help reduce the sale of illegal drugs and relate...

Center for Academic Re-Entry and Empowerment

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
How many of you remember back in the day when a child (this may have been you!) was seen walking the streets or hanging out during school hours? By the time that child arrived home his/her parents had received a phone call to alert them that little Johnny/Susie didn't go to school today... Truancy ...

Center for Supportive Schools

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-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
Peer Group Connection (PGC) is a school-based program that supports and eases students' transition from middle to high school. This program taps into the power of older students to create a nurturing environment for incoming freshmen. PGC was developed by the Center for Supportive Schools (CSS), for...

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...

Charleston County M-GAP Acceleration Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
The Acceleration Program has operated since 2004-05 to provide alternative learning environments for students who have been retained and as a result, are now older than normal for their grade level. During 2006-07 and 2007-08, the Acceleration Program has consisted of three levels: the Primary Grade...

Check & Connect

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-Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
Check & Connect is a structured mentoring program centered around increasing student school engagement through relationship building, monitoring of disengagement warning signs and students' educational progress, interventions individualized to student needs, development of problem-solving skills, th...

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....

City of Philadelphia Department of Human Services Education Support Center

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-Intervention    Insufficient Evidence
The Education Support Center (ESC) works to improve the educational stability and outcomes for children in the Philadelphia child welfare system (dependent, delinquent and in-home protective services). We help identify educational barriers and offer a streamlined point of access to address barriers ...

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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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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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...

Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program (VYP)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
The Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program (VYP) is an international cross-age tutoring program in which secondary at-risk students work with at-risk elementary students. The program philosophy revolves around seven key tenets that emphasize the valuing of students, such as that all students can learn, that...

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...

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. ...

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...

Connections

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Edmonds School District Connections in-school program meets the needs of high risk students and those who are at risk of dropping out of school. The Connections program identifies high risk students including: foster care, homeless, involved in the juvenile justice system, special education an...

Content Literacy Continuum

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The Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) Content Literacy Continuum (CLC) focuses on helping secondary schools develop and sustain comprehensive and integrated literacy programs. This school improvement process is led by a SIM Implementation Team with extensive experience in secondary literacy. The tea...

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...

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...

Delaware Valley High Schools

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
Delaware Valley High School was founded in 1969 with the sole mission of addressing the needs of at risk youth. Since that time, DVHS has evolved into a leader in the alternative education field earning the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Model Program Award for Best Practices. DVHS consists of 3 c...

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...

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...

DLM Early Childhood Express with Open Court Reading Pre-K

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-Intervention    Limited Evidence *
The DLM Early Childhood Express, designed to prepare young children for future academic success, nurtures each child by offering carefully selected and sequenced learning experiences. This new comprehensive program provides teachers with literature, manipulatives, and instructional material to teach...

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...

Dropout Prevention Initiative (DPI)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The RPS Dropout Prevention Initiative is a targeted, multi-tiered and comprehensive dropout prevention, intervention and recovery program that addresses the needs of potential dropouts, students who have dropped out and their families. Program includes dedicated recovery specialists to recover stude...

Dropout Prevention Through Building Self-Efficacy, Emotional Intelligence and Learning Skills

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
A controlled study showed that the program reduced dropout rate amongst low-performing minority students from 56% to 16% and increased grade points (GPA x units completed) an average of 9.25 points. Reason for program's dramatic success is that it effectively increases self-efficacy, emotional intel...

Dropout Prevention through Career Exploration at Howard A. Doolin Middle School

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
A Dropout Prevention/Career Exploration Program has been initiated with funding from the Project 10 Transition Grant. Through the program the students experience career exploration through hands on field trips into their communities to see the opportunities available to them. The program includes e...

Dubuque Reengagement Center

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Insufficient Evidence
Dubuque's Reengagement Center reaches out to all drop-outs in our community. We target over-age/under-credit students and connect them with our GED program. Students who have credits in place and can achieve a diploma prior to aging out are also targeted for placement back into a diploma program. Ou...

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, ...

Early College High Schools

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
Early College High Schools (ECHS) are small schools that aim to directly connect all students with a college experience and allow them to earn high school and college credits simultaneously. They offer all students the chance to earn both a high school diploma and an associate's degree, or com...

Education 2020

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
EDUCATION 2020® is a leading provider of one-on-one online instruction in core and elective courses for students in grades 6-12. Designed to help students graduate from high school, EDUCATION 2020 courseware is aligned to state and national standards and combines the best of master degree teachers w...

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...

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 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...

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...

Exemplary Center for Reading Instruction

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
Exemplary Center for Reading Instruction (ECRI) is a staff development program implemented by teachers of Grades 1 through 12. Teachers are provided seminars on ECRI techniques for reading and English instruction, effective scheduling of class time, and methods for identifying and correcting read...

Failure Free Reading

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-Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
Failure Free Reading publishes language development-based reading interventions designed for special need population learners including at-risk, alternative education, special education, and other students who have not responded to regular or remedial instruction. The programs' unique non-phonic met...

FAST Track

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-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
FAST Track is a comprehensive and long-term prevention program that aims to prevent chronic and severe conduct problems for high-risk children, with intensive interventions at school entry and from elementary to middle school. It is based on the view that antisocial behavior stems from the interacti...

Federal Way School District Family Partnership Office

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Family & Community Partnership Office of the Federal Way School District was established to give family members more district, school and state level opportunities to partner, support, design and help monitor the effectiveness of the district's efforts to raise student achievement through a comm...

First Job Program

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
To deter early departures of students from school due to economic pressures arising from poverty. We carry out this mission by challenging struggling, low-income students to stay and engage in school through conditional financial incentives designed to: increase attendance, improve grades, and enco...

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...

Foundations, Inc. Job Resource & Development Center (JRDC)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The Job Resource & Development Center (JRDC) is a proven model for job and life skills programming. The JRDC program exposes students to the world of work. Through intensive preparation and training, follow-up mentoring, and part-time job placement, students acquire new skills and begin exploring ...

Foxfire High School

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
We are a drop out recovery school that serves at-risk youth for 5 surrounding counties. We serve ages 11-22 in a non traditional setting: ages 16-22 at Foxfire High School and ages 11-15 at Foxfire Intermediate School. We have several embedded wrap around services including: social worker, drug/alco...

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...

Gateway to College National Network

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-Prevention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Gateway to College, developed in 2000, is an innovative dual credit program to reconnect high school dropouts and student not on track to graduate with their education. This successful early college model allows colleges and school districts to work together applying K-12 funding to sustain Gateway...

Genesys Works

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-Intervention    Limited Evidence *
Genesys Works needs more recognition. Just by looking over the website you will be able to see how much it has done to forever change students' life. ...

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...

Guidance N Action

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Guidance N Action is preparation endowed with an infinite affiliation for success. This program is designed to cultivate the traditional stance of public school life to an elevated advancement that involves closing the gap between the children that are celebrated and those that are tolerated. The gu...

HEBISD Droput Prevention Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB) ISD, located in the Dallas-Forth Worth, Texas metroplex, felt the pain of truancy. Between 2000-2001 and 2007-2008 school years, unexcused absences rose from 39,955 to 42,773. This rise came hand in hand with a dramatic shift in the district's demographic. During the 2000-...

High School Completion Program

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
In 2006, the Vermont Legislature established the HSCP to provide enrolled and un-enrolled youth, ages 16-21 inclusive, with educational services of the scope and rigor needed for the attainment of a high school diploma. This program allows a student, in collaboration with the Adult Education & Liter...

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...

Hope Street Youth Development

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
For 20 years, Hope Street Youth Development has worked to create opportunities for young people to be empowered to make choices that will affect their lives and communities. Hope Street is a youth-led organization. Students and adults work in partnership to develop programs that connect the interest...

Horizonte Instruction and Training Center

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
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I Have a Dream Foundation of Los Angeles

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-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
The mission of the "I Have a Dream" Foundation - Los Angeles is to help underprivileged children become productive citizens by providing a long-term program of academic enhancement, mentoring, and cultural enrichment with an assured opportunity for higher education. The "Have a Dream" movement be...

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...

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...

Jefferson County High School

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Jefferson County High School is an open entry-open exit high school that provides individualized instruction and a self-paced curriculum. We have learning sites at five locations within our county and provide classes at 8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. in order to meet our students where and wh...

Job Corner, Youth Employment Center

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-Prevention    -Recovery/Reentry    Insufficient Evidence
The local area also has operated a successful Youth Employment Center called the Job Corner that has served 2, 731 young people since it opened its doors in 2008. The Job Corner equips teens and young adults throughout Northern Virginia with the necessary tools, resources, and opportunities to succe...

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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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
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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-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...

Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
The Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) is a national network of free, open enrollment public schools. KIPP schools emphasize a rigorous academic curriculum and a culture of high expectations and college-going. KIPP aims to provide students "the knowledge, skills, and character needed to succeed...

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...

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...

Layman Center ALE

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Insufficient Evidence
According to research referenced in the Arkansas Safe Schools Dropout Prevention Toolkit, the most successful programs in dropout prevention emphasize the bond and relationship betweens students and teachers. Tim Weiss, Director of the Springdale ALE, stated that "First, you have to win their heart...

Leadership and Resiliency Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Leadership and Resiliency Program (LRP) is a school- and community-based program for high school students (ages 14 to 19) that enhances youths' internal strengths and resiliency while preventing involvement in substance use and violence. The program includes resiliency groups that are held durin...

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...

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...

MENTOR

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
For more than a decade, MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership has been working to expand the world of quality mentoring. MENTOR believes that, with the help and guidance of an adult mentor, each child can discover how to unlock and achieve his or her potential. MENTOR is widely acknowledged as the n...

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...

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 ...

Mountain Education Center High School Habersham

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Insufficient Evidence
We are a nontraditional state chartered special school whose mission is to work with nontraditional students in an evening setting, with individualized instruction and positive reinforcement. High School graduation is the goal for all students....

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...

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...

Nogales Unified District AIMS Intervention and Dropout Prevention Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Nogales High School designed its AIMS IDP project to leverage the grant funds to extend and expand existing programs and activities while providing additional support for students at risk, thus planning for sustainability. Therefore, the grant intersects with other programs and activities at the sch...

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...

NW GLRS

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The first phase of this program included training and facilitating school based Dropout Prevention Teams at the selected middle/high school, reviewing both district and school level policies, collecting and analyzing data. The second phase employed data driven decisions to select target areas,and a...

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. ...

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...

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...

Options Academy -The Arts

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
Options Academy-The Arts is a program dedicated to serving a niche group of at-risk students--those with a passion for the performing or visual arts. OAA uses this passion for the arts as a "hook" to engage students in school. Individualized learning is a primary focus of the program--with a schoo...

Options Academy Fairfield

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Who Attends Options Academy of Fairfield? 1. Students seeking academic success through an online program 2. Students who have a need for work-based learning 3. Students who need credits for high school graduation 4. Students wishing to graduate early 5. Students with social/emotional concerns ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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. ...

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 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...

Project Graduation Really Achieves Dreams (Project GRAD)

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-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Project GRAD is a comprehensive dropout prevention and college attendance program that works with high schools and their feeder schools to implement multiple reforms. Interventions are implemented that focus on classroom management, student performance, parent involvement, and graduation and college...

Project Reconnect

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Project Reconnect was recognized by the National Center for School Engagement in its "21 Ways to Engage Students in School". The Project Reconnect program is designed to decrease truancy and increase graduation rates. The implementation of Project Reconnect has resulted in 68% reduction in truancy...

Project Transition/Bryan Station High School

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Project Transition has been a vital component of the educational program at Bryan Station High School since January 1992. Developed through a two year KDE grant to assist dropout prone at-risk students entering high school, Project Transition has provided a systemic and comprehensive process to assi...

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...

Puente Project

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate 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...

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 ...

Reading Recovery

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-Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
Reading Recovery is a highly effective short-term, one-to-one early intervention. The goal of Reading Recovery is to dramatically reduce the number of first-grade students who have extreme difficulty learning to read and write and to reduce the cost of these learners to educational systems. Students...

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...

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...

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 ...

Richland One Evening High School

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The Evening High School is designed to serve students aged 16-20, interested in obtaining a high school diploma; but, due to life circumstances, are unable to attend school during the day. The operational time-frame enables students to hold a job, meet family obligations and, upon meeting the requir...

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...

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 (Saving All Freshmen Everywhere) Program

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-Prevention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The SAFE Program is designed and yet flexible to do the following: Designed to initiate, monitor and adjust to the needs of over-aged and retained freshmen. Can be adopted to fit middle school / junior high models. No additional cost needed other than start-up. Provide students with hope and encoura...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 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 Highways

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
Success Highways is a research-based program that provides a comprehensive assessment and curriculum that enables students to develop critical resiliency skills. The curriculum helps students realize that education is relevant to their goals, and helps them take ownership of their own education, kee...

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...

Take Stock in Children

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
Since 1995, Take Stock in Children (TSIC) has sought to provide an effective means to end the vicious cycle of poverty, educational failure and delinquency that can lead to juvenile delinquency, youth violence, and gang activity faced by many of Florida's at-risk children. TSIC provides a comprehens...

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...

Target New Transitions

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
Target New Transitions (TNT) is an on-site high school freshmen intervention that reduces Chicago's escalating drop out statistics while simultaneously providing meaningful community-based employment for highly qualified college students. TNT pairs bright college students, who are professionally tra...

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...

Teen Outreach Program (TOP)

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Wyman's Teen Outreach Program (TOP) is an evidence-based, national youth development program designed to prevent adolescent problem behaviors by helping adolescents age twelve through eighteen develop healthy behaviors, life skills, and a sense of purpose. TOP uses volunteer community service to red...

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 at Old Cockrill

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-Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The Academy is for students who have not been, or will not be, able to earn a diploma from a regular high school. The Academy is a non-traditional school with a rigorous and accelerated curriculum. Students who attend our school may earn up to 2 high school credits or more every 10 weeks. The Acad...

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 Corps Network/ Service and Conservation Corps

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-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
Corps are state and local programs engaging primarily youth and young adults (ages 16-25) in service. The majority of Corpsmembers come to Corps looking for a second chance to succeed in life. In return for their efforts, Corpsmembers receive guidance by adult leaders who serve as mentors ...

The Diploma Project

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The ultimate goal of the Diploma Project is to reduce dropout rates in this pilot program of six highest need high schools and selected corresponding feeder middle schools. The Diploma Project is designed to focus on specific, measurable outcomes for the identified participants at critical transiti...

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 Jason Project

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
The JASON Project connects students with great explorers and great events to inspire and motivate them to learn science. Our award winning curricula: Embed cutting-edge research from NASA, NOAA, the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Geographic Society and other leading organizations. A...

The National CARES Mentoring Movement

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
The National CARES Mentoring Movement has one purpose: to end the state of emergency in Black America by connecting you and other caring adults in your network to the mentoring opportunities presently in your community. The goal of National CARES is to recruit dedicated men and women who will commit...

The National Network of Youth Ministries

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
The National Network of Youth Ministries is a coalition of the nation's leading Christian youth-serving organizations and denominations collectively serving more than 100,000 churches, 250,000 adult youth workers/mentors and more than 3,000,000 teenagers. This coalition is represented in virtually e...

The Partnership for Results

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
The Partnership for Results is an innovative quasi-governmental entity dedicated to promoting the positive social, emotional, and educational development of youth and their families. Directed by leaders of public education, mental health, social services, health, and law enforcement agencies in Cayu...

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,...

Truancy Assessment and Service Centers (TASC)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
TASC is a research-based, early identification, rapid assessment, and intensive intervention truancy reduction program for at-risk children in grades K to 5, currently in 21 sites state-wide. TASC addresses the underlying causes of the truancy, which can include educational, behavioral, medical, men...

Tutor/Mentor Connection

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-Prevention    Limited Evidence *
The mission of the Tutor/Mentor Connection (T/MC) is to provide an organized framework that empowers and encourages adult volunteers to contribute their time, effort, ideas and advocacy toward creating life-changing solutions for children in educationally and economically disadvantaged areas. Thi...

Ulysses Career Learning Academy

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Ulysses Career Learning Academy is a charter school that was started to address the high drop-out rate in our small city. Our academic classes are taught through a computer program with teachers in the classroom to monitor students and help them when they have difficulty understanding the content. ...

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...

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...

Upper Classman Mentoring Program (Freshman Focus)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
Freshmen Focus contains two components - Freshmen Orientation Camp and a curriculum that is implemented during the school year. The camp takes place in the week just before the start of school; while the class runs throughout the school year. During the year, student leaders lead the class porti...

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...

Washington State Achievers

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The Washington State Achievers (WSA) program was created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as a model that integrates high school reform, early college awareness, and college advising, mentoring, scholarships, and student supports. This program targeted 16 high schools in Washington State...

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,...

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:...

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...

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...