Document Number: 5729From the Prison Track to the College Track: Pathways to Postsecondary Success for Out-of-School Youth - Four innovative types of high school experiences — reinvented high schools, secondary/postsecondary blends, education/employment blends and extended learning opportunities (outside the school day, year and building) — are proposed as means to encourage youth at risk of dropping out to remain in school and go on to post-diploma success. The authors provide statistical background on the at-risk population, identify the unique characteristics that make these programs work, and identify four high schools — one employing each approach — that help disengaged youth graduate and go on to college and/or meaningful employment. The report likewise calls for specific changes in policy approaches and attitudes to prevent students from dropping out and to assist them in re-entering the system if they leave. [Free registration required to access report.] (Lili Allen, Cheryl Almeida and Adria Steinberg, Jobs for the Future, April 2004)...
Related IssuesAt-Risk (incl. Dropout Prevention)