ERIC Number: ED339554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A K-12 Approach: Cost-Effective "At Risk" Program in a Rural Setting.
Kite, Julian M.
This paper describes programs for high risk students in the St. James R-1 (rural) School District in Missouri. The participants, staff, procedures, and effectiveness are briefly discussed for each program. Programs at the elementary level include: (1) an intervention program for K-2 students identified through screening; (2) a prescription learning computer lab for remedial reading and math; (3) a "class within a class" where a learning disabilities teacher serves students in the regular classroom; and (4) a teacher support team review where staff discusses strategies to assist teachers in dealing with "at risk" students. Programs at the secondary level include: (1) provision of a resource teacher during one period to provide academic assistance for students identified as high risk based on academic achievement; (2) cafeteria work study for educably-mentally-handicapped students; (3) a cadet teaching program which allows junior and senior high students to help elementary teachers and students in the classroom; (4) the Home Base Program in which the teacher meets daily with students to discuss topics affecting teenagers; (5) a writing lab for students with poor writing skills to gain extended composition practice; (6) Saturday School for students receiving an "F" at midterm or quarter grading periods; (7) peer tutoring by high school students for elementary students; (8) the Alternative Learning Center as a disciplinary measure to isolate students from classmates; and (9) the Drug Awareness Program, which uses an Advisory Council comprised of community leaders. (KS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Students at Risk Conference (4th, Lake of the Ozarks, MO, March 5-6, 1991).