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Penn Second Shift

55985 Bittersweet
Mishawaka, IN 46545
http://www.phm.k12.in.us

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Contact Information:
Ms. Jeneen G. Conway, Ed.S.
Coordinator of Alternative Programs
574.259.2874
jconway@phm.k12.in.us

Program Specification:

Emphasis:

Gender:

Rating:

Prevention
Intervention

Both

Moderate Evidence of Effectiveness

Age/Grade Level:

Target Settings:

Target Groups:

High School
Adult

Urban

Individuals

Ethnicity:

Other Participation Criteria:

All Ethnicities

Description:

The mission of the PHS Second Shift Program is to educate students to be responsible, contributing citizens. Coursework is provided so that the PHS Second Shift students may earn a Penn High School diploma. A comprehensive core curriculum of North Central Association-approved courses is delivered through NovaNET, an interactive Internet-based program. Most courses also include writing assignments. North Central Association-approved courses receive pass/fail grades. For some classes, additional Criterion-Referenced Tests (CRTs) may need to be passed. The Indiana Graduation Qualifying Exam (GQE) must be passed as part of the diploma program.

Program Descriptors Include:
Academic Improvement, Alternative Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Extended-School/Summer Program, Study Skills

Starting Date: 1999
Students Served Per Year: 250-500
Last Verified: 2009

Risk Factors:

Protective Factors:

Program addresses the following:

Individual factors

  • High number of work hours
  • Low achievement
  • Poor attendance
  • Low educational expectations
  • Lack of effort
  • Low commitment to school

Family factors

  • Not living with both natural parents
  • Family disruption
  • Low educational expectations
  • Low contact with school

School factors

  • School size: too small/too large
  • School math achievement
  • School policies and practices
  • Teacher expectations

Community factors

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

Program promotes the following:

Relationships

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

Independence

  • Healthy/conventional beliefs and standards
  • Positive/resilient temperament

Competence

  • Social competencies
  • Self efficacy

Creativity

  • Problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility

Optimism

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

Program Resources:

Annual Cost:

The annual cost range of the program is $200,000 - $500,000 or over $2000 per student.

Funding Sources Include:

Program Staff Includes:

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

Teachers
Counselors
Other Employees

Materials Used:

Supporting / Partner Organizations:

Computer/Internet Based

Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation

Evaluation Information:

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

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Clemson, SC 29631-1555
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Fax: 864-656-0136
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