ERIC Number: ED338766
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
HISD After-School Opportunities Programs Description 1990-91.
Kirkpatrick, Nanda D.; And Others
This report describes after-school programs available in the Houston (Texas) Independent School District (HISD). Fifty-nine sites offer either after-school child care or instruction to elementary school students in the HISD. Magnet's Extended Instructional Day program is the largest and the Houston Committee for Private Sector Initiatives' After-School Partnership (ADOPT) Program is the second largest program in the HISD. Also operating are three smaller programs and a program serving 14 schools operated by the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). Researchers gathered information through interviews with administrators, site visits, forms, and questionnaires. Evaluation found the following: (1) in 1990-91, the magnet programs offered additional instruction to 1,932 students (64 percent Blacks or Hispanic Americans) for 2 hours a day; (2) the ADOPT program provides enrichment and recreation; (3) the YMCA program served an average of 918 students; (4) the ADOPT program served 918 students (81 percent of whom were minorities); (5) attendance rates averaged 96 percent at the magnet program and 82 percent at the ADOPT program; (6) in regard to academic and professional background, program staffs included many who had earned a college degree in the magnet program and many who had earned a high school diploma or equivalency exam at the ADOPT program; and (7) a majority of staff in both programs had attended some in-service training. Study data are presented in 18 tables. Two appendices present the staff surveys for the magnet and ADOPT programs. (JB)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Attendance, Black Students, Children, Day Care, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Enrichment Activities, Extended School Day, Hispanic Americans, Magnet Schools, Minority Groups, Program Descriptions, Recreational Programs, School Districts, Urban Schools, Urban Youth
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Community
Authoring Institution: Houston Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.