ERIC Number: ED061400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Dropout Prevention Program. Project Stay, 1970-71. Final Evaluation Report.
Drane, H. Tupper
Project Stay is a demonstration project of the St. Louis Public Schools, funded under Title VIII of Public Law 90-247, with several programs concentrating on reducing the number of dropouts. The project has the purpose of identifying students who are potential dropouts, determining their individual needs, and developing programs to meet those needs. Six components offer services and activities specifically designed to help students successfully participate in school activities in a manner which would lead to future employment and a rewarding and successful adulthood. The components consist of: work-study programs; increased guidance services; continued education opportunities for pregnant girls; social adjustment classes for students who have difficulty adjusting to the regular classroom environment; instructional and curriculum revision; and, an extensive program of after-school activities. During 1969-71, the project was located in Enright Middle and Soldan High Schools. It will be expanded to include Clark Elementary School during the 1971-72 school year. It was found that, during the second project year, the number of dropouts from Soldan was reduced by 49.8 percent from the baseline year to 22.1 percent over the first project year. Enright had no dropouts during the year. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Board of Education, MO.
Identifiers: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VII; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VIII; Missouri