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1905 Apache Blvd
Nogales, AZ 85621

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Contact Information:
Ms. Kathy Scott
Grants Coordinator

Program Specification:






Moderate Evidence of Effectiveness

Age/Grade Level:

Target Settings:

Target Groups:

High School




Other Participation Criteria:

All Ethnicities


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 students, and professional development for all faculty members. Although the program targets about 175 students, every student benefits from the increased skills of teachers trained in differentiated instruction and research-based best practices. We also fund a freshmen academy during the summer or those transitioning into high school.

Program Descriptors Include:
Academic Improvement, Attendance/Truancy, Bi-lingual/ESL, Counseling/Advisories/Coaches, Extended-School/Summer Program, Literacy Development, Mentoring/Tutoring, Professional Development

Starting Date: 2007
Students Served Per Year: 500+
Last Verified: 2009

Risk Factors:

Protective Factors:

Program addresses the following:

Individual factors

  • Has a learning disability or emotional disturbance
  • Low achievement
  • Low educational expectations

School factors

  • School math achievement
  • Student engagement

Program promotes the following:


  • Presence and involvement of caring, supportive adults
  • Good relationships with parents, peers, and teachers
  • Involvement with positive peer activities
  • Perception of support from adults and peers


  • Positive/resilient temperament


  • Social competencies
  • Self efficacy


  • Problem-solving skills


  • Optimistic

Program Resources:

Annual Cost:

The annual cost range of the program is $100,000 - $200,000 or less than $500 per student.

Funding Sources Include:

Program Staff Includes:

Federal Agencies
State Agencies
Local/City/County Agencies

School Administrators

Materials Used:

Supporting / Partner Organizations:

Instructional Texts/Manuals

Gear-Up, Title One

Evaluation Information:

The percentage of students graduating has increased from 76% in 2007 to 87% in 2009, the number of ELD students passing the AIMS (state assessment test) has also increased. As sophomores, only 12-13% passed reading, writing, and math while as seniors taking the test for the fifth time 86% passed. The number of students with adult mentors has increased, and these student (ELD students who still needed to pass one or more sections of the AIMS at the start of their junior year) have improved attendance, tardies, and overall GPA's.

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

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