ERIC Number: ED305556
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Project ARJO--"Academic Recovery through Job Opportunity." Report on Second Year of Operation.
This document reports on the second 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, 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 notes that the Job Club/Shared Praxis philosophy and behavior modification techniques initiated in Project ARJO's first year of operation continued to form the basis of the operation during the second year, and that the linkages with the Career Development Center at Sandy Union High School were retained. Local budget problems andf funding concerns are discussed, employment statistics and educational outcomes for the program participants are given, and results of a client follow-up survey are presented. It is concluded that Project ARJO has been effective in retaining at-risk youth in the educational system. Relevant newspaper articles about the project are appended. (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 first year of project, see CG 021 566.