ITINERANT FRESHMAN ACADEMIC COUNSELORS MISSION STATEMENT GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 2008-2009
ITINERANT FRESHMAN ACADEMIC COUNSELORS 2008-09 BRUCE GALBRAITH MARIANNE TERREBONNE JoANN JAMBON MARY D’ANNA
West Jefferson Alfred Bonnabel Thomas Jefferson Riverdale Helen Cox Grace King Fisher Haynes Patrick Taylor John Ehret East Jefferson L.W. Higgins Grand Isle
IFAC Mission Statement The mission of the IFAC program is to work in collaboration with school personnel, parents and the community to remove those barriers that prevent the academic success of the ninth grade students in JPPSS.
IFAC PROGRAM’S GOALS AND OBJECTIVES FOR 2008-2009 • To increase the academic success of freshmen in the high schools that are served. • To engage students in exploring academic and career opportunities. • To develop a plan with those targeted students to earn their high school diploma through credit recovery.
To increase the academic success of freshmen in the high schools served. • The at-risk populations will be identified inclusive of: Bunche and St. Ville students entering ninth grade, retained ninth graders, over-aged students that are in ninth grade, and those students promoted to ninth grade through the LEAP waiver procedures established by the Department of Instruction. • IFAC will meet with students individually and in groups to discuss successful learning and study strategies and to assist in the development of short and long range academic goals. • IFAC will monitor attendance, behavior and academic progress of ninth grade students. IFAC will work with school personnel, parents and school support groups to provide needed interventions to help in the improvement of academic progress.
To engage students in exploring academic and career opportunities. • IFAC will assist school personnel in helping students access the LAePortal web site to develop their academic plans and life-long learning goals. • IFAC will use information from LAePortal, Explore and COPS to provide academic and career guidance and exploration for targeted students.
IFAC will assist in identifying the courses that targeted students can take in PLATO labs and inform them of this opportunity for “credit recovery.” IFAC will develop plans using PLATO, LVS, summer school and correspondence courses to help targeted students earn needed Carnegie units to progress toward graduation. IFAC will encourage targeted students to maintain good study habits, to attend school and to conduct themselves properly as to remain in high school working towards graduation. To develop a “recovery track” plan for students to earn their high school diploma.