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ERIC Number: EJ785383
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
At-Risk Students Find a New Beginning
Emeagwali, N. Susan
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v83 n2 p14-17 Feb 2008
This article describes a school where at-risk students get an opportunity to finish their secondary education in a smaller learning environment that embraces hands-on learning, one in which each student's strengths and weaknesses are known, and teachers work with their wards to give them an academic and technical education that will help them succeed post high school. Chana High School is a continuation school located approximately four miles north of downtown Auburn near Sacramento, California. The school offers a regular academic education program in all of the core areas required by the California Department of Education. It also offers career and technical education (CTE) programming funded by Perkins in computer technology, restaurant careers, electronics, child care, and sign painting. The school maintains standards-based coursework and diversity in instructional methods, materials, and activities so that students have the best chance of succeeding. All teachers meet the No Child Left Behind Act's highly qualified requirement, and the school district ensures that instructional staff members are given opportunities to receive up-to-date information and training on classroom methods and strategies to meet student performance targets.
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 800-826-9972; Tel: 703-683-3111; Fax: 703-683-7424; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A