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ERIC Number: ED378417
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
Pages: 6
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Transitioning from School to Work: Programming for an Alternative School for At-Risk Adolescents.
Lister, Robert
The Portsmouth (New Hampshire) Alternative Secondary School (PASS) has been developed for at-risk students who need a self-contained educational program with a community educational approach. This model program is based on the need for students to experience individual growth and success in the areas of academics, therapeutics, behavior management, vocational and community service education with an additional emphasis on outdoor education. A strong family counseling component addresses home and school issues as well as personal/family issues, conflict resolution, communication issues, and self-esteem building. The program allows students to remain in the Seacoast area and be educated via an individual education plan. The 8-week "theme" curriculum is designed with an interdisciplinary approach that includes core academic courses, electives, and vocational and community service opportunities. In addition to a wide variety of therapies that the program offers, students and families are required to obtain outside mental health family counseling. A structured behavioral management system addresses student target behaviors, personal goal setting, and appropriate behaviors. A mandated 20 hours of community service is represented by a student being placed in a work experience program in the community. (Attachments include strategies for transitioning at-risk adolescents, criteria for placement, and exit criteria.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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