ERIC Number: ED334328
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
A Prospectus on Project PRIME: A Project To Improve Minority Education.
Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Hispanic Research Center.
Project PRIME is a multifaceted accelerated academic program that identifies minority group junior and senior high school students with academic aptitude and prepares them for college. Arizona is the site of Project PRIME's national demonstration pilot project because the state has a culturally diverse population and accessible urban, suburban, and rural areas. The goal is to double the number of students who attend college and to triple the number of students who major in science, engineering, and mathematics. The following components are described: (1) Algebridge, an accelerated mathematics program for seventh and eighth grade students; (2) Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA), an accelerated program for high school students identified as having potential for careers in mathematics; (3) TestSkills, a 15-week course to prepare high school sophomores to take the standardized tests required for college admission and scholarships; (4) Options for Excellence, an accelerated program for high school students that requires them to do college-level work; (5) Parents as Partners, a program to teach parents how to support their children's academic efforts; (6) Financial Aid and Academic Planning Information, a program that helps students and parents select high school courses and obtain financial aid; and (7) I Have a Dream, a program that provides financial resources for students to attend college. Total costs are calculated at $80 per student unit of service. Statistical data are presented in one table and six graphs. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Hispanic Research Center.