Model Programs Database

Attendance/Truancy

This list has 143 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% 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 ...

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...

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 ...

Across Ages

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Across Ages program uses older adults as mentors for youth. Originally designed solely as a school-based program, the program's design now uses a wide-ranging prevention strategy suitable for a variety of settings during both school time and out-of-school time. The program targets its supports t...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Brief Strategic Family Therapy

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT) adopts a structural family systems framework to improve children and adolescent behavior problems by improving family interactions that are presumed to be directly related to the child's symptoms. BSFT is a short-term, problem-focused, family-based intervention...

Bry's Behavioral Monitoring and Reinforcement Program

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

Buena High School Alternative Learning Center

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

Byrkit High ERC

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Byrkit High ERC is an interlocal high school, serving students from the School City of Mishawaka and Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation. Our mission is to provide each student with the resources and support necessary to successfully complete a high school diploma, develop life skills, and obtai...

Career Academy

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-Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
A Career Academy is a school within a school that links students with peers, teachers, and community partners in a disciplined environment, fostering academic success and mental and emotional health. Originally created to help inner-city students stay in school and obtain meaningful occupational exp...

Caregiver's Choice

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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-...

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...

CompuHigh

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
CompuHigh provides year-round online high school courses. Students can enroll any time of the year and start immediately. Our online high school is nationally accredited by CITA,SACS, and North Central. Our high school offers individual and diploma programs. CompuHigh offers summer school...

CONNECT

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The Connect program located in Horry County Schools in South Carolina, makes it possible for over-age, at-risk students to graduate from high school in three years with the marketable skills that employers are seeking. These students meet the same diploma requirements and take the same standardized ...

Coordinated Career Academic Education (CCAE)

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-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Coordinated Career Academic Education (CCAE) and Project Success (PS) are support services designed for students from special populations as identified in the Federal Carl D. Perkins legislation. Through participation in a CCAE and/or PS program, students who are identified as at-risk of dropping ou...

Coping and Support Training (CAST)

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

Creating Lasting Family Connections

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

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...

Dobbins Dollar Attendance Incentive Program

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-Intervention    Limited Evidence *
Dobbins Dollar Attendance Incentive Program is to provide an incentive for students who missed 15 or more days the previous school year. The students are given a Dobbin Dollar each day they attend school. At the beginning of the following month, the students can attend the Dobbins Dollar Market and ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Families and Schools Together (FAST)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
FAST is an award-winning prevention/early intervention after-school program that has dramatically changed the learning climate at schools and communities all over the world. The program was founded by researcher and social worker, Dr. Lynn McDonald in 1988 and has been implemented in over 2000 commu...

Families4Change, Inc.

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

Family Solutions Program

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-Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
The Family Solutions Program (FSP) is a family therapy program that employs a multiple-family group intervention (MFGI) format. The format is similar to an individual or family intervention in that it targets specific risk factors for change. But the MFGI format has an additional dimension in that t...

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...

Graduation Coach Initiative

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

Graduation Odyssey(GO)

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

Grossmont Union High School District

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

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-...

Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection is a nationally-recognized youth development program that provides students at-risk of dropping out of school with 360-degree support, at home, at school, and on-the-job. Professional, year-round, full-time, school-based Youth Advocates are paired with students g...

Horizonte Instruction and Training Center

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

Mavericks High Schools

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Mavericks High School Model is designed to provide superior timely student analytics and real-time continuous monitoring of student performance. Comprehensive data are gathered during the student admissions process and on a daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis to better inform educational and...

Mesa Unified School District OnTrack Program

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The OnTrack program was initiated in 2002 by a MPS district administrator who recognized the need to coordinate existing services to reach students who were not taking advantage of these services (evening school, credit recovery, summer school.) The design of the program was adjusted to meet the req...

Midway Safe Harbor "Last Best Chance"

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The LBC program is impacting students, teachers and parents alike. The positive environment surrounding the program is helping youth put a priority on education and personal goals for success. Students are comfortable working with certified teachers and youth experts aimed as helping them improve ...

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...

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 ...

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. ...

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 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 ...

PACE Personal Alternative Choices in Education

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The PACE program is designed to meet the needs of students who are not finding success in the regular classroom by offering alternative pathways for graduation. It targets those students who are at a high risk of dropping out of regular school due to such things as attendance, pregnancy, poor perfo...

Parenting Wisely

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

Parenting With Love and Limits (PLL)

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-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
PLL combines group therapy and family therapy to treat children and adolescents who have severe emotional and behavioral problems. ...

Pennway Alternative Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The mission of Pennway Alternative is to provide high school programming for students on a diploma track. The Pennway staff believe that all students have the ability to learn and are worthy of dignity and respect. It is the responsibility of the staff to nurture and challenge students' creativity...

Positive Action

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

Positive Behavior Facilitation

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Adults are charged with providing educational environments that are safe, supportive, and focused on the intellectual and social/emotional development of children. In order to meet this charge and decrease the rate of student removal of students from their schools and communities, adults must have ...

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...

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...

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 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...

Reconnecting Youth

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
Reconnecting Youth (RY) is a proven, award-winning program that helps high-risk youth achieve in school and decrease drug use, anger, depression, and suicidal behavior. Designed for students aged 14-18, RY is a high school-based curriculum that uses small group skills training to enhance personal co...

Reconnection Services - Portland Public Schools

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

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...

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 ...

SIATech

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The School for Integrated Academics and Technologies (SIATech®) is an award-winning dropout recovery program. SIATech is a charter high school that excels at identifying student strengths and individualizing instruction to meet each student's needs and goals. The school's safe and caring setting ena...

Sinclair Community College Fast Forward Center

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The Fast Forward Center primarily serves youth, ages 16-21, who have previously dropped out of, or are not regularly attending high school. The goal of the Fast Forward Center is to return the youth to high school, help them achieve proficiency, earn a high school diploma, and have a positive place...

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...

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...

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...

The Academy

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

The Academy located at Hickory Hollow

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

The 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 Mattie C. Stewart Foundation

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-Prevention    Limited Evidence *
The Mattie C. Stewart Foundation was created to help educators, community leaders and other interested groups reduce the dropout rate and increase the graduation rate through the creation of relevant and effective tools and resources such as the powerful InsideOut documentary and toolkit; The Choice...

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...

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...

Truancy Habits Reduced, Increasing Valuable Education

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

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. ...

Union Alternative School

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

Unique Blend Of Young Men

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

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...

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...

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...