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The High School Drop Out Prevention Center. by Daniel Korn on 07/14/2004. Introduction. High school education is the minimum needed Poor kids have the highest drop out rate The drop out rate is a societal problem. Plan Objective.

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The High School Drop Out Prevention Center

by Daniel Korn

on 07/14/2004


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Introduction

  • High school education is the minimum needed

  • Poor kids have the highest drop out rate

  • The drop out rate is a societal problem


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Plan Objective

  • To lower the drop out rate among high risk high school students

  • To test intensive study concept

  • To increase state funding to school district


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Current Situation

  • Its hard to start new school programs when budgets are tight

  • Schools have a financial incentive to invest in programs that increase their revenue.

  • The high school drop out rate increases when exit exams are instituted and social promotion ends.


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Critical Assumptions

  • Why students are dropping Out

  • Exit exam links to performance

  • Student motivation


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One full time teacher

One large room

Twenty-one computers

100 students

Desks and chairs

Educational software

Test prep material

Ten student instructors

Preliminary Project Requirements


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The project should cost about $50,000 dollars to implement

Preventing one student from dropping out in their junior years saves the school district $16,500

Keeping four students from dropping out pays the school district back

Keeping one student from dropping out pays society back

Budget Estimate and Financial Analysis


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Schedule Estimate

  • The project will take 178 days

  • Design phase – 17 days

  • Setup phase – 18 days

  • Implementation – 143 days


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Potential Risks

  • Students drop out of high school despite class

  • Students do not improve exit exam scores

  • Students continue to fail other required classes


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Net Benefit

Expected Tuition to District

Success 80%

$1,352,500

$1,082,000

YES

Failure 20%

$197,500

$39,500

Build

Drop Out Prevention Center

$1,121,500

Success 20%

$1,402,500

$280,500

NO

Failure 80%

$247,500

$198,000

$ 478,500

Exhibit A: Risk Assessment




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