ERIC Number: ED349347
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Metropolitan Corporate Academy: An Alternative High School for Business/Finance and Public Services.
Metropolitan Corporate Academy, Brooklyn, NY.; Cities in Schools, New York, NY.; Goldman Sachs & Co., New York, NY.; New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
This paper describes a proposed alternative public high school, the Metropolitan Corporate Academy, a joint project of private and public institutions including the New York City Public Schools and designed to serve at-risk students. An overview notes the high New York City dropout rate and the fragmented nature of most of the programs offered in the traditional school system. The proposed school would offer a program of early intervention, outcome-based curriculum, and assessment, designed as an environment committed to self-esteem and actualization of students and staff. Also discussed are the proposed goals of seeing that students assume roles in business, financial services, public services, and entrepreneurship with optimal experience-based education. A curriculum overview section describes the program that will include a full high school diploma sequence in the following series of learning strands: (1) experiential strand (career exploration and external learning projects); (2) in-house learning modules (designed as a result of a definition of student outcomes); and (3) resources recruited to augment the first two strands (a range of business, cultural, and health related resources and programs). Other sections describe the school's target population, the Cities-In-Schools support and enrichment model, a mission statement, and parental involvement goals. (JB)
Descriptors: Basic Business Education, Dropout Prevention, Early Intervention, High Risk Students, High Schools, Institutional Cooperation, Minority Group Children, Nontraditional Education, Potential Dropouts, Private Sector, Program Descriptions, Public Schools, Public Sector, School Business Relationship, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Metropolitan Corporate Academy, Brooklyn, NY.; Cities in Schools, New York, NY.; Goldman Sachs & Co., New York, NY.; New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.