Presentation on theme: "Timothy F. Lisante, Ph.D. Superintendent. Context of Our Work In New York City, 138,000 youth between the ages of 16 and 21 are overage and under- credited."— Presentation transcript:
Context of Our Work In New York City, 138,000 youth between the ages of 16 and 21 are overage and under- credited. 70,000 of them are in school, while 68,000 have already dropped out. - NYC Department of Education, Office of Multiple Pathways to Graduation (2006). “Multiple Pathways Research and Development: Summary Findings and Strategic Solutions for Overage, Under-Credited Youth” 22
3 Justice System Involvement Disconnected or Dropped out (including referrals from CBOs) Context of Our Work Office of Student Enrollment (OSE) Community Schools Transfer Schools Young Adult Borough Centers (YABCs) District 75 DOE Schools & Programs Office of Adult & Continuing Education
GED Plus GED Career & Technical Education Services for Student Parents Programs for Students in Drug Treatment Correctional Education Co-Op TechLYFE ReStart Academy Phoenix Academy East River Academy Passages Academy Involuntary Settings Programmatic Areas Schools & Programs College and Career Readiness 4 STEP 4
Serve approximately 7,250 students annually Features: One-stop guidance centers where high school age students can be connected to educational options Thorough guidance intake (including academic history and learning needs) Support matching/enrolling students to appropriate placement (HS, GED program, YABC, transfer school) Partnership with OSE to facilitate transfers Assessment and placement according to individual needs Dedicated staff provide support and referral services for pregnant and/or parenting students Structure: Five Referral Centers – 1 per borough 2-4 Guidance Counselors per center Students Served: Serves former code 39 students, new arrivals to NYC, and students at risk of dropping out 55
Serve approximately 10,000 students annually, 3,900 daily GED Plus - 79Q950 Features: Hubs offer services for readers below a 7.5 reading level College & Career Resource Centers located in hubs Rolling admissions and discharges Enroll through Referral Centers Structure: 5 borough “hubs,” 200 students/each 63 “satellites” of varying size and capacity across the 5 boroughs 1 Executive Principal, 4 Borough Principals, 15 Assistant Principals Students Served: Ages 18-21, and 17 year olds with extenuating circumstances and parent/guardian permission 66
Career & Technical Education Serve approximately 2,800 students annually, 1,900 daily Co Op Tech (79M645) 7 Features: Offers half-day career & technical training courses Provides 20 different course sequences One-semester instructional sequences available AM, PM, and evenings Students can take GED prep courses on-site Structure: 1 site with 1 Principal Students Served: Students must be working towards a diploma or GED in another DOE school or program while attending Co Op Tech half-day. There are instances where post-grads are served as well. Home school provides academics courses and special education services Features: HS instruction and RCT preparation Work-readiness skills development, technical training, and paid internships Individualized student plans and support to meet needs of IEP Students attend STEP for half-day academics/CTE instruction and half day off-site internships. Structure: Satellite of Co Op Tech on Canarsie High School Educational Campus 1 Assistant Principal Students Served: Students 18 years or older with an IEP diploma or an IEP less than 3 credits away from a local/regents diploma 100 students served (beginning SY13) Skills Training for Employment Program (STEP) 7
LYFE Program (79M984) Features: Living for the Young Family through Education (LYFE) provides free child care, academic intervention, and referral services to DOE students so they can stay on track towards obtaining a diploma Structure: 38 child care centers located primarily in high schools (3 in Community-Based Organizations) Managed by 3 Assistant Principals and the Principal of the LYFE program Students served: Provides free child care services to parenting students enrolled in DOE schools and programs Enrolls babies aged 8 weeks through the end of the school year in which they turn 3 years old Note: The baby is on register under this DBN. The parent is registered under their home school Serve approx. 1,000 babies and families 88
Programs for Students in Drug Treatment 9 Re-Start (79M973) & Phoenix Academy (79X490) Features: Host agency determines clients for programs and D79 provides teachers Provides both HS and GED instruction Rolling admissions and discharges Structure: 1 principal with 30 sites (20 in drug treatment centers, 10 for students in temporary/involuntary settings, e.g. group homes, ACS sites, substance abuse treatment centers, transitional housing, hospitals, social services agencies, and other transitional settings) Students Served: Students who are court-mandated as an alternative to incarceration or voluntarily seek substance intervention (ages 16- 21) Phoenix Academy Features: Located in Shrub Oak, NY Provides both GED and credit-bearing study Rolling admissions and discharges Host agency determines clients for programs and D79 provides teachers Structure: 1 residential site with 1 principal Programs embedded in host facilities Students Served: Students who are court-referred or who voluntarily seek substance intervention (ages 16-21) Serve approximately 2,000 students annually, 600 daily program- wide Re-Start (79M973), Phoenix (79x490) 9 **Court liaisons can support students/families who are court-involved.
Correctional Education Serve approximately 5,500 students annually, 1,500 daily Passages Academy (79X695), East River Academy (79Q344) Features: Students may return to their home school or be sentenced to OCFS (NY State) depending on court outcome Rolling admissions and discharges Structure: 9 sites with 1 principal Located in ACS’s Department of Youth and Family Justice (DYFJ) and NYS Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) facilities Students Served: Ages 9 - 16, primarily middle school Features: Provides both HS and GED instruction Rolling admissions and discharges Students may return to their home school or to a community GED program, or may be sentenced to the NY State DOC system Structure: 13 sites with 1 principal Embedded in 9 Department of Correction (DOC) jail facilities on Rikers Island Students Served: Ages 16-21, primarily high school 10 **Court liaisons can support students/families who are court-involved.
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