State Board of Education Presentation September 12, 2007. First Off, Resource Materials!. New Hampshire’s Vision for Redesign: Moving From High Schools to Learning Communities Senate Bill 18 ~ Raising the Compulsory Age of Public Education in NH from 16 to 18 3 TA Advisories
Commissioner Lyonel Tracy’s initiative to follow the
needs of each NH student, pre-K through high school graduation.
A FEW GOOD ~
The following broad frameworks and initiatives are on-going to address students at risk of dropping out as a larger strategy to make NH High Schools more effective in addressing 21st Century learning needs:
Out of District Placement
Out-of-School Programs: Adult High School, GED Prep., Off site Programs, etc.
In-School Programs for kids at risk: Literacy Programs, dropout prevention, Special Education, etc.
Improving education for all kids: HS Redesign, APEX II, Raising the compulsory age of education, etc.
The school approval rules also contain a requirement that all high school courses be measured by the mastery of course level competencies as a means to earn credit towards graduation. This rule will allow schools and students to be more flexible with time regarding the completion of these courses. This, in turn, will allow for the use of after school, out of school, and summer school programs and credit recovery efforts to support credit attainment for struggling students.
The DOE is providing a variety of supports to schools in need of improvement, using both federal, state, and private resources, that will assist schools to implement ideas and strategies discussed in the High School Vision document. For example: