ERIC Number: ED154328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
New Futures School: A Comprehensive Program for School-Age Parents.
Albuquerque Public Schools, NM.
New Futures School is designed for any girl who is 13-19 years old; has a doctor's certificate of pregnancy; and has not yet graduated from high school. In the education area, traditional scheduling is used to minimize the effects of absenteeism. A special Infant Observation Center, a major program component serves as a babysitting facility, a training laboratory for all New Futures students, and an observation facility to help girls who are having problems caring for their babies. Health information services are offered both in groups and individually. A hot lunch and snacks are served as part of a total program of balanced nutrition. Counseling is available as often as desired. The school recognizes that crucial decisions must be made by girls while they are enrolled. These may include keeping the baby or releasing it for adoption; marrying or remaining single; continuing education or entering the job market. Continuous efforts are made to provide requisite learning and an atmosphere free from pressure in which such decisions can be made. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Albuquerque Public Schools, NM.