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ERIC Number: EJ792504
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0895-6405
Big School on Campus: How a Clark University Program Gives Worcester a Shot in the Arm and Students a Shot at College
Mulford, Philippa
Connection: New England's Journal of Higher Education and Economic Development, v16 n2 p24-25 Fall 2001
University Park Campus School (UPCS), which opened in 1997, is among the most innovative aspects of Clark's nationally prominent multimillion-dollar revitalization effort to clean up Worcester's deteriorating Main South neighborhood and encourage staff and faculty to buy homes there. The school, like the broader initiative, is the product of a model partnership among Clark, Worcester Public Schools, the Worcester School Committee, Main South Community Development Corp., city agencies including the police department, and parents. A public school, UPCS enrolls students in grades 7 through 12. Clark professors teach at the school. Clark students serve as student teachers and mentors to UPCS students, who also attend some classes and lectures on the university campus. Perhaps most important to the schoolchildren, 78 percent of whom qualify for the federal school lunch program, Clark has pledged to admit, tuition-free, all UPCS graduates who meet regular entrance requirements as long as they have lived in the Main South neighborhood for five years. Clark and its partners are eagerly watching to see how many members of the charter class of 2004 end up attending the university. In fewer than five years, the University Park Campus School has had a profound impact on Main South.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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