The program today will focus on the Teen Parent Program at New Horizons High School in Pasco, Washington. The goals of this program are to help teen parents complete high school; reduce subsequent pregnancies; and prepare young parents for self-sufficiency. For the past ten years, this program has been meeting these goals with a variety of strategies which will be shared during this webcast.
Middle college high schools are small high schools for students with academic potential who are not succeeding in traditional high schools or who have already dropped out. These students tend to be disconnected from regular high school for a variety of reasons. These schools, located on college campuses, limit enrollment to 140 students or less, and operate on a different structure, location, and schedule. The challenges in this innovative idea will be shared, and implementation strategies will be discussed.
The presenters will share a step-by-step guide to designing and evaluating innovative schools with descriptions of effective programs for credit recovery and dropout prevention. The guide may be used to think “outside the box” about what schools could be and how they can support students as they progress toward a diploma.
This session will provide best practices for creating, developing, and sustaining successful alternative programs and schools. Using a combination of standards based instruction and assessment, data-driven school improvement plans, and integrated approaches to academic school counseling, practices will be highlighted that are student centered, rigorous, and account for the varying ability levels of students accessing nontraditional and alternative education services.
Student ownership and capacity building, college and career readiness, and transition planning will highlight the effective blending and overlap of initiatives and service provision. Individualized, blended, and articulated instructional practices will be presented which engage students, promote resilience, and emphasize transferable skills to the world of work and post-baccalaureate educational opportunities.
Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in a collaborative manner during the presentation. Opportunities for continuing conversations and dialogue will be available throughout the year.
Mr. Eichorn will also be appearing at the 2014 Diploma Plan Institute, an opportunity for teams of school and/or district https://dropoutprevention.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/C.W.-Gardenhire-pic.jpgistrators to consult with contracted field experts to develop customized, practical, and local plans to prevent drop-outs and increase graduation rates.