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ERIC Number: EJ766883
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Minority Scholars--Diversity and Achievement
Saunders, Terrie; Maloney, Kathy
Principal Leadership, v5 n4 p39-41 Dec 2004
Minority students made up approximately 25% of the student population at Central High School in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1995. The composition of Central's honors and challenge classes did not reflect this diversity, however, few minority students were taking challenge classes as underclassmen and even fewer were taking AP courses as seniors. In fall 1996, the school created and implemented Minority Scholars, a voluntary program that provides a support system for goal-oriented, high achieving minority students in grades 9-12, to address this discrepancy. Now in its ninth year, Minority scholars has successfully increased the number of Black, American Indian, and Hispanic students in AP classes. The program provides minority students with a variety of support services, including college planning, test taking, career exploration, and time management.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska