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ERIC Number: ED423593
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
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Effects of a Partnership Academy on School and Career Success of At-Risk High School Students.
Trybus, Margaret A.; Li, Ranfen
This study reports the results of 3 years of implementation of a Partnership Academy, a restructuring model for at-risk high school students at J. Sterling Morton East High School in Cicero, Illinois. Based on the California model, the partnership academy is distinguished by four features: a multi-year, school-within-a-school structure from 10th grade to graduation, integration of academic and vocational curriculum around a health and business career theme, block scheduling, and active employer involvement through job shadowing and mentoring. Program evaluation focused on measuring students' performance as indicated by attendance, credits earned, grade point averages, and achievement-test results. A follow-up survey documented students' postsecondary activities in college and the workplace. Results showed favorable program effects for all indicators. Students had higher attendance rates, increased credits earned, improved grades, and significant achievement test gains. Students graduated on time from high school, with a high percentage continuing their education in college. Some students secured meaningful employment related to the Academy career themes. Morton East High School Partnership Academy is an effective, alternative approach to meeting the needs of our multicultural and diversified society. (Contains 9 tables and 9 references.) (Author/MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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