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1 University Park Academy Matriculate

2 Mission Matriculate students from high school to college or vocational educational venue using the community development and accelerated high school model. Matriculate students from high school to college or vocational educational venue using the community development and accelerated high school model.

3 Mandate 1. An authoritative command or instruction. Statement Fact Dropouts in Texas are at the 30% and higher rate 2008-2009.

4 Mandate Instructions Use hybrid technology with instructor to communicate instruction to the new learner. Use hybrid technology with instructor to communicate instruction to the new learner. Use the accelerated high school model by University Park Academy. Use the accelerated high school model by University Park Academy.

5 Hybrid Learning Cells Hybrid Learning Cell Components Instructor Visual Cell Phone Text Message Internet

6 Hybrid Component Introduction of the EPOD EPOD is an Education Point of Distribution model based on the cell learning concept. One or more students serve as facilitator coordinating the learning activities.

7 Example of an EPOD Studying the Five Pillars of Religious Faith for Study in World Religion Studying the Five Pillars of Religious Faith for Study in World Religion Math Science EPOD Math Science EPOD http://www.universityparkacade my.org/ http://www.universityparkacade my.org/ http://www.universityparkacade my.org/ http://www.universityparkacade my.org/

8 Breaking the Drop Out Quota Since IDRAs first study, more than 2.9 million students have been lost from public schools. Since IDRAs first study, more than 2.9 million students have been lost from public schools. www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYEmu-8j6p8

9 The Problem Persist IDRAs annual attrition study finds that in 2008- 09, Texas schools lost 31 percent of their students. In IDRAs 1985-86 inaugural study, 33 percent of students were lost. IDRAs annual attrition study finds that in 2008- 09, Texas schools lost 31 percent of their students. In IDRAs 1985-86 inaugural study, 33 percent of students were lost.

10 Statistics Reveal the Facts Texas schools are losing a student every four minutes. Texas schools are losing a student every four minutes. At current pace, the state will lose an additional 2.3 million to 6 million students before reaching an attrition rate of zero in 2042. At current pace, the state will lose an additional 2.3 million to 6 million students before reaching an attrition rate of zero in 2042.

11 The Real Data Dropout rate a crisis for state, experts say Dropout rate a crisis for state, experts say Some estimates show half of all students in urban high schools quit Some estimates show half of all students in urban high schools quit By GARY SCHARRER Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau By GARY SCHARRER Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau Jan. 29, 2007, 11:32AM Jan. 29, 2007, 11:32AM

12 Real Financial Impact Data While it would cost at least $1.7 billion to keep those dropouts in four years of school, she said, the long- term costs for society are much more staggering. While it would cost at least $1.7 billion to keep those dropouts in four years of school, she said, the long- term costs for society are much more staggering.

13 UPA Economic Impact "The 2.5 million students, twice the population of San Antonio, who have dropped out of school in the past 20 years represent $730 billion in lost revenue and costs for the state of Texas," she said, citing an Intercultural Development Research Association report. "The 2.5 million students, twice the population of San Antonio, who have dropped out of school in the past 20 years represent $730 billion in lost revenue and costs for the state of Texas," she said, citing an Intercultural Development Research Association report.

14 University Park Academy Saves State of Texas

15 UPA The Real Truth Texas schools lose one student every four minutes. Other data: Texas schools lose one student every four minutes. Other data: 25 - 35% of Texas students leave school 25 - 35% of Texas students leave school 50% of students in urban areas drop out 50% of students in urban areas drop out 50% of Texas dropouts are black or Hispanic 50% of Texas dropouts are black or Hispanic 76% HISD graduation rate for the class of 2005 76% HISD graduation rate for the class of 2005

16 UPA Source of Data Source: Texas Public School Attrition Study for 2005-2006 by the Intercultural Development Research Association; Houston Independent School District; Rice University's Center for Education Source: Texas Public School Attrition Study for 2005-2006 by the Intercultural Development Research Association; Houston Independent School District; Rice University's Center for Education

17 University Park Academy Mandate Communities and their neighborhood public schools can turn the tide. Together we can and must guarantee that every child graduates from high school ready for college and the world of work. Communities and their neighborhood public schools can turn the tide. Together we can and must guarantee that every child graduates from high school ready for college and the world of work.

18 UPA San Antonio-based Research Center Report Statewide, each graduating class has at least 120,000 fewer students than started high school, with more than 2.5 million students dropping out during the past 20 years, according to the San Antonio- based Intercultural Development Research Center. Statewide, each graduating class has at least 120,000 fewer students than started high school, with more than 2.5 million students dropping out during the past 20 years, according to the San Antonio- based Intercultural Development Research Center.

19 UPA Report from Austin Source: Texas Public School Attrition Study for 2005-2006 by the Intercultural Development Research Association; Houston Independent School District; Rice University's Center for Education Source: Texas Public School Attrition Study for 2005-2006 by the Intercultural Development Research Association; Houston Independent School District; Rice University's Center for Education

20 Austin Texas Report AUSTIN At least half of all high school students in the state's urban school districts are dropping out of school, creating a crisis that state leaders are not doing enough to address, some education experts say. AUSTIN At least half of all high school students in the state's urban school districts are dropping out of school, creating a crisis that state leaders are not doing enough to address, some education experts say.

21 Austin Texas Data "We really need to raise the alarm on dropouts. The general public thinks that, maybe, there's about a 5 percent dropout rate in Texas maybe a 20 percent dropout rate in the worst urban schools," said Robert Sanborn, president and chief executive of Houston-based Children At Risk, a research and advocacy group for youths. "We really need to raise the alarm on dropouts. The general public thinks that, maybe, there's about a 5 percent dropout rate in Texas maybe a 20 percent dropout rate in the worst urban schools," said Robert Sanborn, president and chief executive of Houston-based Children At Risk, a research and advocacy group for youths.

22 Researchers Say It is 33 percent Researchers generally agree that Texas' statewide dropout rate hovers around 33 percent, which is about 20 points higher than official statistics compiled by the Texas Education Agency Researchers generally agree that Texas' statewide dropout rate hovers around 33 percent, which is about 20 points higher than official statistics compiled by the Texas Education Agency

23 Blacks and Hispanics Carry The Load The dropout rate is highest for blacks, Hispanics and low- income students currently about 60 percent, said Eileen Coppola, a researcher at Rice University's Center for Education. "In our major urban districts, we can safely say that it's 50 percent." The dropout rate is highest for blacks, Hispanics and low- income students currently about 60 percent, said Eileen Coppola, a researcher at Rice University's Center for Education. "In our major urban districts, we can safely say that it's 50 percent."

24 Dallas and Houston Jail House Mentality If you live in a city like Dallas or Houston, and half of your kids are not finishing high school, it's a social crisis, because we know that those kids will likely live in poverty, be much more likely to go to jail, and they will have more health problems," Coppola said. If you live in a city like Dallas or Houston, and half of your kids are not finishing high school, it's a social crisis, because we know that those kids will likely live in poverty, be much more likely to go to jail, and they will have more health problems," Coppola said.

25 Houston Numbers HISD spokesman Terry Abbott has said the district follows state guidelines for reporting its rates, but district officials also have said that the percentage of students who wind up getting a diploma could be as low as 60 percent because some don't even begin high school. HISD spokesman Terry Abbott has said the district follows state guidelines for reporting its rates, but district officials also have said that the percentage of students who wind up getting a diploma could be as low as 60 percent because some don't even begin high school.

26 Noriega Said So What "A consistent dropout rate of 30 to 40 percent becomes, in effect, the state's de facto public policy," Noriega said. "A consistent dropout rate of 30 to 40 percent becomes, in effect, the state's de facto public policy," Noriega said. http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=UYEmu-8j6p8 http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=UYEmu-8j6p8

27 It Is What It Is "If our graduation rates in the state are 60 percent, that's our public policy as a state," he said. "We as Texans accept that graduation rate, apparently. That's what we do because that's what it is. "If our graduation rates in the state are 60 percent, that's our public policy as a state," he said. "We as Texans accept that graduation rate, apparently. That's what we do because that's what it is.

28 Prevention Initiatives Prevention initiatives Prevention initiatives That's why he and Sen. Florence Shapiro, R-Plano, insisted last year on giving all school districts $275 per high school student for dropout- prevention and college- readiness programs. That's why he and Sen. Florence Shapiro, R-Plano, insisted last year on giving all school districts $275 per high school student for dropout- prevention and college- readiness programs.

29 High Risk Students to UPA "I want to focus on programs at your high-risk schools," he said. "How do we keep those at-risk kids in school? We'll be looking at that this session. This is a priority of mine." "I want to focus on programs at your high-risk schools," he said. "How do we keep those at-risk kids in school? We'll be looking at that this session. This is a priority of mine."

30 The Problem From Austin Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst strongly disagrees with assertions that state leaders aren't doing enough to reduce dropout rates. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst strongly disagrees with assertions that state leaders aren't doing enough to reduce dropout rates. "We have a huge problem," he said. "We have a huge problem," he said.

31 The Cost While it would cost at least $1.7 billion to keep those dropouts in four years of school, she said, the long-term costs for society are much more staggering While it would cost at least $1.7 billion to keep those dropouts in four years of school, she said, the long-term costs for society are much more staggering

32 730 Billion Loss In Revenue The 2.5 million students, twice the population of San Antonio, who have dropped out of school in the past 20 years represent $730 billion in lost revenue and costs for the state of Texas," she said, citing an Intercultural Development Research Association report. The 2.5 million students, twice the population of San Antonio, who have dropped out of school in the past 20 years represent $730 billion in lost revenue and costs for the state of Texas," she said, citing an Intercultural Development Research Association report.


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