ERIC Number: ED422449
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Reference Count: N/A
Support Programs for At-Risk Youth.
Zullinger, Chip; Mentavlos, Marian
This document describes programs that provide support for at-risk students in the various schools of the Charleston (South Carolina) school district. The 12 elementary schools implement a variety of approaches in their programs, from teachers providing mutual support to programs targeting specific curriculum areas, such as reading programs or programs focusing on mathematics. A number of the schools have programs designed to increase parent involvement in the school or in the child's school work. Some of the programs are implementations of widely used models like Reading Recovery, and others have been developed for the individual school community. The five middle schools implement academic programs and programs designed to teach life skills or help with interpersonal relationships. Mentoring programs and conflict resolution initiatives are found in several of the middle schools. The five high schools have a variety of academic assistance, basic skills, peer mediation, and attitude change programs. The district has four alternative schools targeting at-risk students through a variety of approaches. In addition, there are many districtwide programs, grouped into the areas of: (1) curriculum and instruction; (2) pupil personnel services; (3) specially funded programs; and (4) the safe and orderly schools office initiatives. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Charleston County School District, North Charleston, SC.