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ERIC Number: ED017605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL, THE OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL.
Lincoln High School, St. Louis, MO.
THREE SEPARATE DOCUMENTS DESCRIBE A SPECIAL HIGH SCHOOL WHICH OFFERS MOTIVATION AND ACADEMIC OR VOCATIONAL PREPARATION TO STUDENTS WHO ARE UNABLE TO FUNCTION WITHIN A REGULAR HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM. ACADEMIC FAILURE, ABSENTEEISM, OR BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS WERE THE USUAL REASONS FOR A STUDENT'S DISMISSAL FROM HIS REGULAR SCHOOL. IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT AS A RESULT OF THE PROGRAM THESE STUDENTS WILL RETURN TO THEIR REGULAR HIGH SCHOOLS OR GAIN SUCCESSFUL EMPLOYMENT. WORK EXPERIENCE IN ACTUAL JOBS IS AN IMPORTANT ASPECT OF THE PROGRAM. TO INCREASE PUPILS' MASTERY OF THE BASIC SKILLS, INSTRUCTION IS PROVIDED IN READING, WRITING, LANGUAGE ARTS, AND MATHEMATICS. PUPILS ARE ALLOWED TO PROGRESS AT THEIR OWN RATE IN NONGRADED COURSES WHICH ARE OFFERED AT VARYING LEVELS OF DIFFICULTY. THE STUDENT'S ABILITY IS MEASURED BY THE IOWA TEST OF BASIC SKILLS WHICH HE TAKES WHEN HE ENTERS THE SCHOOL. THE SCHOOL'S PROFESSIONAL STAFF CONSISTS OF 21 TEACHERS, FIVE COUNSELORS, TWO ADMINISTRATORS, TWO SOCIAL WORKERS, A NURSE, AND A LIBRARIAN. A COPY OF THE STUDENT NEWSPAPER IS INCLUDED. (LB)
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Authoring Institution: Lincoln High School, St. Louis, MO.
Identifiers: IOWA TESTS OF BASIC SKILLS; Lincoln High School MO; MISSOURI; Missouri (Saint Louis)