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ERIC Number: EJ970895
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1478-8497
Graduation Credit Cards--Immediate Buy in, Immediate Payoff
Eichorn, Robert; Garza, Ruth; Jones, Karre; Sobers, Marie
International Journal on School Disaffection, v7 n2 p50-52 2010
New Directions Alternative Education Center, Prince William County Public School's (PWCS) alternative high school, serves approximately 1000 students on a rolling-enrollment basis each year. The 2009-2010 school year marks the sixth year of operation for the center. The school program continues to develop and grow in exciting and "new directions". New Directions Alternative Education Center has several initiatives in place to enhance student performance. Effective school-wide discipline (ESD), standards based remediation, and academic mentoring highlight the strategies used to positively support the whole-student. While support for student success creates interconnected approaches between instructional methods, initiatives, interventions, and support systems, one particular initiative has sparked excitement in the students and staff at New Directions. This article discusses the birth of the "Graduation Credit Card" which allows students at New Directions Alternative Education Center to earn credits through classroom based courses, digital instruction via NovaNET and by participating in Learn and Serve Projects. To kick off the initiative, the professional school counselors visited each classroom where they introduced the concept of the "Graduation Credit Card."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High School Equivalency Programs; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia