ERIC Number: ED242022
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
San Diego County Adopt-A-School Program.
San Diego County Dept. of Education, CA.
The San Diego County (California) Adopt-A-School program, established in the spring of 1982, is a partnership program that has paired San Diego schools at all grade levels with local businesses, military commands, and service organizations. The purpose of Adopt-A-School is to foster better understanding of public schools in San Diego, strengthen and improve school programs, create a climate of involvement and interaction between business and schools, and involve the community in preparing for its own economic future. The benefits to the students have been in many areas including career education, role modeling, tutoring, and counseling. Some of the benefits the adoptors have shared have been improved public relations and an opportunity for input into the school curriculum. More than 150 adoptions were made in the first year. Participants have included the Hewlett Packard Company, the United States Navy, and the Pacific Telephone Company. Public officials at the local, state, and national levels have endorsed the program. A list of school districts, schools, and their adoptors is included in a brochure which explains the program to the business community. This document was selected by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Task Force on Public Confidence as descriptive of a promising practice or exemplary project worthy of highlighting for the California educational community. (EM)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Community Organizations, Community Resources, Community Support, Demonstration Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Military Organizations, Program Descriptions, Public Relations, School Business Relationship, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, School Involvement, School Support
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego County Dept. of Education, CA.