ERIC Number: ED305555
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Project ARJO--"Academic Recovery through Job Opportunity." Report on First Year of Operation.
Sandy Union High School District 2, OR.
This document reports on the first year of operation of Project ARJO: Academic Recovery through Job Opportunity, a program developed by Sandy Union High School District #2 in Sandy, Oregon under a Title VI Excellence in Education grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The primary objective of Project ARJO is the academic recovery of potential and actual high school dropouts between the ages of 15 and 21 through employment/education linkages. The project's multi-agency approach to achieving this objective is explained, including the development of an off-campus employability skills/job search office, the cooperation of social service agencies, and the use of the resources of Sandy Union High School, particularly the Career Development Center. The population of academically disadvantaged and at-risk students targeted by the project is described and three educational alternatives offered to participants are discussed. This report provides a review of the philosophy, methodology, and day-to-day procedures which were used to develop and operate the program. It contains sections on the background of Project ARJO, a detailed discussion of the treatment process used, the Sandy Union High School Career Development Center, qualitative results of Project ARJO, program responses and adaptation to local conditions, and quantitative outcomes of the project. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Sandy Union High School District 2, OR.
Note: For report on second year of project, see CG 021 567.