ERIC Number: ED026422
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
The Hartford-Hotchkiss Greater Opportunity Program: Interim Report to the State Department of Education and the Hartford Board of Education.
Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.; Hartford City Board of Education, CT.
The "Greater Opportunity Program", funded by ESEA Title III, has provided academic instruction, cultural stimulation, and supportive counseling to 100 underachieving disadvantaged Hartford boys about to enter high school. The resident program has been conducted at the Hotchkiss School using the independent school's staff for 7-week periods during three summers. The objective of the program has been to raise the boys' self-concept and to improve their academic record so that they may be admitted to college. Proctors (former participants in the program and students at Hotchkiss) live with and tutor the boys, and families in the area invite them into their homes. The boys are followed up during the school year through tutoring sessions and informal social activities with the Hotchkiss students, and the program staff and counselors in the boys' high schools cooperate to plan academic programs. The counseling and social activities of the program and reports of the boys' progress in various subjects are summarized. (EF)
Descriptors: College Preparation, Cultural Enrichment, Disadvantaged Youth, English Instruction, High School Students, Males, Private Schools, Psychological Testing, Reading Instruction, Remedial Instruction, Residential Programs, School Counseling, Student Volunteers, Summer Programs, Tutoring, Underachievement
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.; Hartford City Board of Education, CT.
Identifiers: Connecticut; Hartford; Hotchkiss School CT