ERIC Number: ED359658
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
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Performance-Base Diploma Program: An Award-Winning Approach to Dropout Prevention.
Jones, Judy A.
Outcomes of the Performance-Based Diploma (BPD) Program, a program implemented at a high school in the southeast United States, are described in this paper. The basic elements for success are people, program design, and product. Staff function on the belief that teachers exist to meet students' needs. The program includes the following components: flexible scheduling, caring and competent teachers, an individualized academic curriculum, self-paced computer-assisted instruction, vocational training opportunities, counseling, no grades, and innovative student discipline policies. The program has retained 75-80 percent of its students each year. Participating students pass the GED and acquire vocational and coping skills. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Florida