ERIC Number: ED217545
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Learning House Tutorial Center: An Alternative Educational Program in The Dalles, Oregon.
OSSC Bulletin, v24 n8 Apr 81
The Learning House Tutorial Center in The Dalles (Oregon) was begun in 1975 as an alternative program for students who had dropped out of the regular educational programs in The Dalles School District and neighboring Chenowith School District. Now serving over 75 students in a downtown location, the center's year-round program includes a summer session for students short of the credits necessary for graduation or having difficulty making the transition from junior high to high school. An added tutorial component provides services to students still in regular programs. Individualized programs and learning contracts are developed for students referred to and accepted into the center. Support services offered by the center include child care for students' children and several kinds of counseling. Organized as an autonomous arm of The Dalles High School, the center has a close-knit, mutually supportive staff of five teachers, a secretary, the director, and a psychologist employed part time. The center has been well accepted by the community and is credited by the Wasco County Juvenile Department with having played a substantial role in the dramatic reduction of referrals to juvenile court between 1975 and 1980. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Dropouts, Educational Philosophy, Individualized Education Programs, Nontraditional Education, Potential Dropouts, Pupil Personnel Services, School Holding Power, Secondary Education, Student School Relationship, Tutorial Programs
Oregon School Study Council, School of Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 ($4.00; $3.00 prepaid).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.