Model Program

The Odyssey School

6550 East 21st Ave
Denver, CO 80207
http://www.odysseydenver.org

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Contact Information:
Marcia Fulton
Executive School Director
303.316.3944
marcia@odysseydenver.org

Program Specification:

Emphasis:

Gender:

Rating:

Prevention

Both

Limited Evidence of Effectiveness

Age/Grade Level:

Target Settings:

Target Groups:

Preschool
Elementary
Middle School

Urban

School Wide

Ethnicity:

Other Participation Criteria:

All Ethnicities

Description:

The Odyssey School is a dynamic Expeditionary Learning community dedicated to fostering each child's unique potential and spirit of adventure through exemplary standards of character, intellectual achievement, and social responsibility. The Odyssey School is chartered by Denver Public Schools. As a public school we are tuition free, except for our full-day Kindergarten program

Program Descriptors Include:
Alternative Education, Charter School, Community Collaboration, Extended-School/Summer Program, Family/Parental Involvement, Life Skills Training

Starting Date: 1998
Students Served Per Year: 50-250
Last Verified: 2010

Risk Factors:

Protective Factors:

Program addresses the following:

Individual factors

  • Low commitment to school

Program promotes the following:

Relationships

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

School

  • Personalized instruction and learning
  • Rigorous and relevant instruction
  • Academic support
  • Supportive school climate
  • Encourage family involvement/community supports

Program Resources:

Annual Cost:

Unspecified

Funding Sources Include:

Program Staff Includes:

Federal Agencies
State Agencies
Local/City/County Agencies
School Districts

Teachers
Counselors
Volunteers
Parents
School Administrators

Materials Used:

Supporting / Partner Organizations:

Unspecified

Denver Public Schools

Evaluation Information:

Odyssey does well in state assessments. Although we do not "teach to the test" we do teach our students test taking skills. We score significantly higher than Denver Public Schools in all categories for students being proficient or above. We also score higher than the state average.

How evaluation data was collected:
Unspecified