Model Program

Ellenwood Academy

4798 Flat Shoals Pkwy
Decatur, GA 30034
http://www.ellenwoodacademy.com

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Contact Information:
Mr. Will Brinkley
866.553.3942
wbrinkley@ellenwoodacademy.com

Program Specification:

Emphasis:

Gender:

Rating:

Intervention
Recovery/Reentry

Both

Limited Evidence of Effectiveness

Age/Grade Level:

Target Settings:

Target Groups:

Adult

Rural
Urban
Suburban
Inner City
Tribal

Individuals
Clusters/Groups

Ethnicity:

Other Participation Criteria:

All Ethnicities

Description:

Nationally accredited high school completion program that can be completed online or through correspondence. Online preparation courses in all subject matter.

Program Descriptors Include:
Adult Education, Alternative Education, Career Education, GED

Strategies for Locating Students:
Unspecified

Starting Date: 2004
Students Served Per Year: 500+
Reenrolled Students with Disabilities: N/A
Last Verified: 2010

Risk Factors:

Protective Factors:

Program addresses the following:

Individual factors

  • High number of work hours
  • Parenthood
  • High-risk peer group
  • High-risk social behavior
  • Highly socially active outside of school
  • Low achievement
  • Poor attendance
  • Low commitment to school
  • Misbehavior

Family factors

  • Low socioeconomic status
  • Low education level of parents
  • Low educational expectations
  • Sibling(s) has dropped out
  • Low contact with school

School factors

  • School size: too small/too large

Community factors

  • Family composition/socioeconomic status
  • Local labor market/neighborhood stability
  • Youth social attitudes

Program promotes the following:

Relationships

  • Opportunities and rewards for pro-social involvement

Independence

  • Healthy/conventional beliefs and standards

Competence

  • Social competencies

Creativity

  • Flexibility

Optimism

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

Program Resources:

Annual Cost:

The annual cost range of the program is $25,000 - $100,000 or less than $500 per student.

Funding Sources Include:

Program Staff Includes:

Donations
Organizations/Agencies

Counselors
Social Workers
Parents

Materials Used:

Supporting / Partner Organizations:

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

Goodwill, United Way, GA Army National Guard

Evaluation Information:

Nationwide Ellenwood Academy has graduated over 3000 students allowing them to continue their education, seek better employment and create a better future for themselves.

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