ERIC Number: ED236800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Feb-17
Reference Count: N/A
Portland Public Schools Internal Alternative Schools.
Eight alternative educational programs that are part of the Portland, Oregon, Public School District are reviewed in this report. Responses from principals and program coordinators at each school to a comprehensive questionnaire provide information concerning staffing, student characteristics, facilities, course offerings, expenditure per student, and reactions to budget cuts of 50 and 20 percent and to an increase of 10 percent. The Metropolitan Learning Center (MLC), while providing an alternative environment for learning, is significantly different from the other programs reviewed in that participation in the K-12 program is a result of intentional parental choice. Participation in the remaining seven alternative programs is usually a consequence of inability to succeed both academically and socially in a regular school program. Each alternative program allows for a smaller, more family-like instructional setting. The Night School at Grant serves students who have already dropped out of regular high school programs. Two other programs provide part time supplementary education services as incentives to influence students to remain in the regular school; two operate full time schedules concurrent with the regular schools; and two provide comprehensive high school education in a separate physical setting. (MLF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Portland Public Schools, OR. Evaluation Dept.