Contracts and Credit-Deficiency. At-Risk Juniors @ Benson Polytechnic High School. Katie King Schneider – December 2012. The issue is…. Credit-deficient juniors are more likely to either not graduate at all or not graduate on time.
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At-Risk Juniors @ Benson Polytechnic High School
Katie King Schneider – December 2012
Credit-deficient juniors are more likely to either not graduate at all or not graduate on time.
Students that don’t graduate have a poorer quality of life and do not make as much as students that do graduate on-time from a regular high school.
Current research does not necessarily cover credit-deficiency: it jumps straight to students that have already dropped out, or college students.
Current research addresses a lot of big-picture ideas. The problem there? It’s not easily accessible!
One of 2 magnet schoolsin PPS.
Benson graduates the most minority students of any PPS school.
42.5% of the junior class is
not currently set to graduate on time
What can be feasibly addressed by counseling staff within a reasonable time frame?
Addressing the issue…
Group Entrance/Exit Surveys (measuring school engagement & self confidence)
Entrance to Group
Category 1: On-track to graduate with 16 or more credits earned both overall and for their core classwork.
Category 2: On-track to graduate with 16 or more credits earned, but are not on-track to graduate with their core classwork.
Category 3: Not on-track to graduate, have earned 14-16 credits
Category 4: Not on-track to graduate, have earned 12-14 credits.
Category 5: Not on-track to graduate,
have earned fewer than 12 credits.
4-6 sessions, including:
Identifying what went wrong
Identifying school supports
If it works?
Higher Reported School Engagement and School Support
Higher Reported Self-Confidence
Students will have made up 1 or more credits.
MORE STUDENTS WILL GRADUATE!!
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