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ERIC Number: EJ771723
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1531-3174
A Turning Point for Inner-City Youth
Ward, Jeremy; Daughtry, Jody; Wise, Donald
Leadership, v36 n4 p12-14 Mar-Apr 2007
In this article, the authors describe McLane High School's Turning Points Academy (TPA), a revolutionary program which was created to counter the low graduation rates and even lower college attendance rates at McLane (Fresno, California). TPA, which began in 1994, is a small learning community that each spring brings 145 McLane sophomores to the California State University (CSU) Fresno campus for one semester to experience the college atmosphere, take college courses, and enjoy expanded academic and social opportunities. Each year the academy aims to prepare its students to be admitted to and successful at a four-year university of their choosing. The academy targets students at McLane who were likely to be lost in the mix; those who, for myriad reasons, were failing to develop relationships with teachers and the school community in general. The TPA at McLane is making a profound difference in the lives of many high school students. It exemplifies the possibilities of collaboration between schools and universities. It is a model worth emulating in many high schools seeking new opportunities for students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 10; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California