ERIC Number: ED337559
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide to High School Redirection. R & D Report 91-01.
High School Redirection is an alternative school that has been operating in Brooklyn (New York) for a number of years. It is run by the New York City Board of Schools, offers regular high school degrees, and serves a population of 475 students (50 percent male and 50 percent female) that is 80 percent Black and 20 percent Hispanic American. Alternative schools differ from regular schools in their small size, informal atmosphere, and the degree of personal attention students receive. This booklet describes the programs of High School Redirection and demonstrates the role such alternative schools can play in helping youth in need of intensive remedial education. A special feature of the school is the Strategies and Techniques for Advancement in Reading (STAR) program. Approximately 25 percent of the students attending High School Redirection are enrolled in this intensive reading program in which students stay with the same teacher for five periods to concentrate on reading development. The Department of Labor is providing grant funds to establish similar schools in seven cities across the country. These seven replication sites are succeeding, but many more are needed. Appendix A describes the STAR program and provides sample lessons. Appendix B describes the replication project. Three figures and three charts illustrate the appendices. A seven-item list of references is included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Black Students, Compensatory Education, Guides, High Risk Students, High Schools, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Individualized Education Programs, Inner City, Instructional Innovation, Low Income Groups, Nontraditional Education, Reading Instruction, Remedial Programs, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.