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ERIC Number: ED317745
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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Operation Success.
Lang, Susan; Teifel, Phyllis
Operation Success is an innovative approach to dealing with potential dropout/high-risk students. The program operates out of the Center for Arts and Technology-Pickering Campus in Northern Chester County, Pennsylvania. The campus offers the students a full-day program, half academic, half vocational. The building of self-esteem and self-confidence is the key component and is stressed in all activities. Operation Success deals with academically disadvantaged youth as defined by the Carl D. Perkins Act. Students must have average or above ability and attend the program voluntarily. Students are scheduled from one to five periods each week in the Operation Success room. A close monitoring system consists of the vocational teacher, the academic teacher, and the Operation Success staff. Tests are used to assess student needs when they enter the program, and very detailed records are kept of each student. Students work in small groups with no higher than 4:1 ratio to the two staff members. Computers are used in both academic and vocational areas. One-to-one counseling is given when indicated. Home visits are made as necessary, and phone contact with parents is made on a regular basis. Operation Success deals with about 75-80 students per year on an open-entry, open-exit basis. Operation Success has about a 94 percent success rate--students remaining in school and successfully advancing to the next grade. Most students graduate and become employed. (KC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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