ERIC Number: ED112463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-15
Reference Count: N/A
The Walbridge Academy. Final Evaluation Report.
Walizer, Michael H.; And Others
Walbridge Academy, the oldest alternative education program in the Grand Rapids School System, has a student population of about 250 students in grades 7 through 12. The majority of students are admitted to Walbridge on a first-come, first-served basis; however, some positions are reserved for students who have been placed on extended suspension by the regular schools. The school employs a behavior modification system centering on token points. The curriculum includes reading, math, science, history, social studies, and English. The evaluation objectives focused on student progress toward graduation, social and academic attainment, program strengths and suggestions, and program observation and description. Extensive information on the findings in the areas of student population, academic achievement, absentee rates, high school credit acquisition, a follow-up of 1973-74 school year students, staff evaluations, student evaluations, and parent evaluations are included. Walbridge Academy is achieving its objectives with a large proportion of its students. Suggestions are included in an attempt to aid further improvement of the program. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Grand Rapids Public Schools, MI.
Authoring Institution: Information Services, Inc., Kalamazoo, MI.