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ATLAS Communities (PreK-12)

222 Third Street
Suite 1320
Cambridge, MA 02142
http://www.atlascommunities.org

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Contact Information:
Sharon Dash
617.577.8585
info@atlascommunities.org

Program Specification:

Emphasis:

Gender:

Rating:

Prevention
Intervention

Both

Moderate Evidence of Effectiveness

Age/Grade Level:

Target Settings:

Target Groups:

Preschool
Elementary
Middle School
High School

Urban
Suburban

School Wide

Ethnicity:

Other Participation Criteria:

All Ethnicities

Description:

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 school.

Program Descriptors Include:
Academic Improvement, GED, Mentoring/Tutoring, Service Learning, Substance Abuse, Life Skills Training

Starting Date: 1992
Students Served Per Year: 500+
Last Verified: 2009

Risk Factors:

Protective Factors:

Program addresses the following:

Individual factors

  • Low achievement
  • Lack of effort
  • Low commitment to school

School factors

  • School policies and practices

Program promotes the following:

Relationships

  • Involvement with positive peer activities
  • Perception of support from adults and peers

Program Resources:

Annual Cost:

The annual cost range of the program is $25,000 - $100,000.

Funding Sources Include:

Program Staff Includes:

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

Teachers
Counselors
Parents
School Administrators

Materials Used:

Supporting / Partner Organizations:

Unspecified

Education Development Center, Coalition of Essential Schools, Project Zero, School Development Program

Evaluation Information:

How evaluation data was collected:
Outside experimental studies
Data collected and analyzed at state or organizational level

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