District 79 Alternative High Schools & Programs

Report
Timothy F. Lisante, Ph.D.
Superintendent
Context of Our Work
In New York City, 138,000 youth between the
ages of 16 and 21 are overage and undercredited. 70,000 of them are in school,
while 68,000 have already dropped out.
- NYC Department of Education, Office of Multiple Pathways to Graduation (2006).
“Multiple Pathways Research and Development: Summary Findings and
Strategic Solutions for Overage, Under-Credited Youth”
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Context of Our Work
Disconnected
or Dropped
out (including
referrals from
CBOs)
DOE Schools
& Programs
• Office of Student
Enrollment (OSE)
• Community
Schools
• Transfer Schools
• Young Adult
Borough Centers
(YABCs)
Justice
System
Involvement
• District 75
Office of Adult &
Continuing Education
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Involuntary Settings
GED
Career &
Technical
Education
Services for
Student
Parents
Programs
for Students
in Drug
Treatment
Correctional
Education
GED Plus
Co-Op Tech
LYFE
ReStart
Academy
East River
Academy
Phoenix
Academy
Passages
Academy
STEP
College and Career Readiness
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Serve approximately 7,250 students annually
Features:
One-stop guidance centers where high school age students can be connected to educational
options
Thorough guidance intake (including academic history and learning needs)
Support matching/enrolling students to appropriate placement (HS, GED program, YABC,
transfer school)
Partnership with OSE to facilitate transfers
Assessment and placement according to individual needs
Dedicated staff provide support and referral services for pregnant and/or parenting students
Structure:
Five Referral Centers – 1 per borough
2-4 Guidance Counselors per center
Students Served:
Serves former code 39 students, new arrivals to NYC, and students at risk of dropping out
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Serve approximately 10,000 students annually, 3,900 daily
Features:
Hubs offer services for readers below a 7.5 reading level
College & Career Resource Centers located in hubs
Rolling admissions and discharges
Enroll through Referral Centers
Structure:
5 borough “hubs,” 200 students/each
63 “satellites” of varying size and capacity across the 5 boroughs
1 Executive Principal, 4 Borough Principals, 15 Assistant Principals
Students Served:
Ages 18-21, and 17 year olds with extenuating circumstances and
parent/guardian permission
GED Plus - 79Q950
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Career & Technical Education
Serve approximately 2,800 students annually, 1,900 daily
Skills Training for Employment Program
(STEP)
Features:
Features:
HS instruction and RCT preparation
Offers half-day career & technical training courses
Work-readiness skills development, technical
Provides 20 different course sequences
training, and paid internships
One-semester instructional sequences available
Individualized student plans and support to meet
AM, PM, and evenings
needs of IEP
Students can take GED prep courses on-site
Students attend STEP for half-day academics/CTE
instruction and half day off-site internships.
Structure:
1 site with 1 Principal
Structure:
Satellite of Co Op Tech on Canarsie High School
Students Served:
Educational Campus
Students must be working towards a diploma or
1 Assistant Principal
GED in another DOE school or program while
attending Co Op Tech half-day. There are instances
Students Served:
where post-grads are served as well.
Students 18 years or older with an IEP diploma or
Home school provides academics courses and
an IEP less than 3 credits away from a
special education services
local/regents diploma
100 students served (beginning SY13)
Co Op Tech (79M645)
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Serve approx. 1,000 babies and families
Features:
Living for the Young Family through Education (LYFE) provides free child care, academic intervention, and
referral services to DOE students so they can stay on track towards obtaining a diploma
Structure:
38 child care centers located primarily in high schools (3 in Community-Based Organizations)
Managed by 3 Assistant Principals and the Principal of the LYFE program
Students served:
Provides free child care services to parenting students enrolled in DOE schools and programs
Enrolls babies aged 8 weeks through the end of the school year in which they turn 3 years old
Note: The baby is on register under this DBN. The parent is registered under their home school
LYFE Program (79M984)
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Programs for Students in Drug Treatment
Serve approximately 2,000 students annually, 600 daily programwide
Phoenix Academy
Features:
Host agency determines clients for
programs and D79 provides teachers
Provides both HS and GED instruction
Rolling admissions and discharges
Structure:
1 principal with 30 sites (20 in drug
treatment centers, 10 for students in
temporary/involuntary settings, e.g.
group homes, ACS sites, substance
abuse treatment centers, transitional
housing,
Re-Start hospitals,
(79M973) & social
Phoenixservices
Academy (79X490)
agencies, and other transitional settings)
Students Served:
Features:
Located in Shrub Oak, NY
Provides both GED and credit-bearing study
Rolling admissions and discharges
Host agency determines clients for
programs and D79 provides teachers
Structure:
1 residential site with 1 principal
Programs embedded in host facilities
Students Served:
Students who are court-referred or who
voluntarily seek substance intervention (ages
16-21)
Students who are court-mandated as an
alternative to incarceration or voluntarily
seek substance intervention (ages 1621)
**Court liaisons can support students/families who are court-involved.
Re-Start (79M973), Phoenix (79x490)
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Correctional Education
Serve approximately 5,500 students annually, 1,500 daily
Features:
Students may return to their home school
or be sentenced to OCFS (NY State)
depending on court outcome
Rolling admissions and discharges
Features:
Provides both HS and GED instruction
Rolling admissions and discharges
Students may return to their home school
or to a community GED program, or may be
sentenced to the NY State DOC system
Structure:
9 sites with 1 principal
Located in ACS’s Department of Youth and
Family Justice (DYFJ) and NYS Office of
Children & Family Services (OCFS) facilities
Structure:
Students Served:
Students Served:
Ages 9 - 16, primarily middle school
13 sites with 1 principal
Embedded in 9 Department of Correction
(DOC) jail facilities on Rikers Island
Ages 16-21, primarily high school
**Court liaisons can support students/families who are court-involved.
Passages Academy (79X695), East River Academy (79Q344)
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