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ERIC Number: EJ766940
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
A Winning Combination
Principal Leadership, v5 n10 p34-39 Jun 2005
This article features University Park Campus School, a 7-12 grade school in Worcester, Massachusetts. University Park was created through a partnership between Clark University and Worcester Public Schools. It opened in 1997 as a public school educational alternative for students from the challenging inner-city neighborhood directly adjacent to Clark. Tangible results have been achieved, ranging from the university president living in a renovated house in the Main South neighborhood to the sprouting of businesses on Main South corridor to local students being admitted to Clark University and other prestigious colleges and universities. The important factors that contribute to the educational success of its students include rigorous academic preparation, high expectations, and awareness of access to higher education for all students at an early age. University Park provides lessons for any school looking for ways to improve educational opportunities for disadvantaged students. By keeping an uncompromising focus on its mission and utilizing resources available through the partnership with the neighboring university, the school prepares its students for college success.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts