Barr Street Learning Center Middle and High School Alternative Programs
From Eastside Academy To Barr Street Learning Center
PART TIME STAFF Rev. Gene Ghent - Social Studies Mrs. Rachel Moore – Language Arts Mrs. Debbie Vickery – Science Mrs. Debbie Williams – Math Mrs. Lane Williams – Reading Mrs. Sherry Wright – Classworks Rev. Rodney Hamright – Building Youth Connections Mrs. Demetria Roach – Guidance
MISSION To provide an alternative learning environment for middle school students who continue to interfere with the learning opportunities and efforts of others.
REFERRALS Principal Hearing Officer District Official
CONSIDERATIONS Previous Year Discipline Referrals Nature of Offenses
ELIGIBILITY Fighting Drugs Weapons Gang Activity
PROGRAM ADMISSION Principal Referral Program Application Parent/Teacher Conference - Benefits 1. Highly Qualified Teachers 2. Highly Structured School Day 3. Small Classes 4. Fewer Distractions - Expectations - Student must accept personal responsibility for behavior and learning. - Parental Support - Parent or other responsible adult must be able to respond to request for assistance.
Formula For Success Set a personal goal. Understand requirements. Commit full effort to fulfill requirements.
REACHING YOUR GOAL Listening To Instructions … And … Following Instructions … Will Result In: 1. “You Will Learn.” 2. “You Will Pass.” 3. “You Will Avoid Problems.”
TRANSITION Behavioral Assessment Recommendation Principal Approval
Reconnecting Youth • At-Risk Student Innovation Grant • 1st Year Of A Three-Year Grant • Curriculum-Based Program • Nationally Recognized Model Program For • At-Risk Youth • Includes Funding For RY Curriculum, Program • Instructor, Technology, Tutoring, Extra- • Curricular Learning Experiences and Student • Incentives. • Key Component – Parental Involvement
TRANSITIONS BACK TO HOME SCHOOLS ( Projected)
COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS • Chick Fil A • Hardees • Pizza Hut • Bojangles • Fox’s Pizza SERVICE PROVIDERS • School Principals and Counselors • District Personnel • Lancaster County Children’s Home • Department of Juvenile Justice • Department of Social Services • Catawba Mental Health • Department of Health and Human Services
What’s Next? • Maintain qualified staff • Continue emphasis on academics • Expand options for behavioral • intervention • Minimize transportation delays • Improve delivery services to students • with special needs • Establish tutoring program • Broaden counseling services • Identify opportunities for off-campus • learning