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dc.contributor.authorGerdes, Michelle
dc.date.accessioned2022-07-14T13:17:46Z
dc.date.available2022-07-14T13:17:46Z
dc.date.created2007
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.urihttps://dspace.carthage.edu/handle/20.500.13007/12690
dc.description.abstractStudents defined as at-risk of not graduating high school often do not complete high school. They have limited earning potential, higher unemployment, reduced access to health insurance, higher utilization rates of public aid programs and higher incarceration rates than their high school graduate counterparts. The purpose of this paper is to discuss a model program that has had success with at at-risk students aged 16-19 in an urban high school setting. This paper provides an account of the program formation and program curriculum. The model program utilizes community businesses to provide service learning and job skills experience as a major component of the curriculum. The academic class work is individualized and targeted to develop the student's skill set. The Accelerated Math program by Renaissance Learning, Inc. is utilized in the program. The paper follows the model program over a four year period tracking completion of requirements to continue in the program and graduation rates. Over the four year period, there was a favorable trend in the graduation rate (100% in 2003-04, 55% in 2004-05, 77% in 2005-06 and 85% in 2006-07). The program also had a favorable increase in the percentage of students completing the requirements to continue in the program ( 45% in 2003-04, 46% in 2004-05, 63% in 2005-06 and 82% in 2006-07).en_US
dc.subjecthigh schoolen_US
dc.subjectat-risken_US
dc.subjectservice learningen_US
dc.titleA Program Model for At-Risk Youth in Practice at an Urban High Schoolen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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