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1 Imagine….Believe…..Achieve IMAGINE potential… BELIEVE in students… Expect ACHIEVEment ! Our purpose is to be proactive and intervene to prevent school withdrawal, juvenile delinquency, teen pregnancy, substance abuse and welfare dependency in a safe and nurturing environment. Every student sets individual educational and life skill goals that are focused on earning a high school diploma or GED, re-entering regular school, attending college, accessing vocational training, joining the military or entering the private workforce. 2009-2010 Keys Center Academy 2009-2010

2 Focus on high school graduation Positive learning environment Voluntary participation & interview qualification Strong life skill component Caring professional staff Teacher & Counselor-to-Student ratio 1:15 Individualized academic graduation plan Individual & small group instruction Credit recovery & dual enrollment opportunities Individualized life skills & wellness plan Individual, group & family counseling Access to counselor nights & weekends (FKCC) Goal-oriented individual support & management Parental involvement Community service activities Employability skill building, career exploration & job experience Transition to high school or postsecondary

3 Increase Resiliency Decrease Risk Factors Life Skills Academics Successful Student Counseling Management Graduation Plan Course Opportunity & Quality Instruction Graduate from High School Transition to an Independent Life

4 @ FKCC@ HOB@ CSHS @ MHS Principal Oversight Fran Herrin & Grace Willis Principal Oversight Marian Smith & Denise Santiago FKCC KCA Center Program 15 - 20 Girls HOB KCA Outreach : 5-15 Boys CSHS KCA Outreach 15 Girls + 5 Boys MHS KCA Outreach 15 Girls + 10 Boys Carol Eisenman District Administrator Keys Center Academy SY 09.10 Principal Oversight Ron Martin Principal Oversight Harry Russell Development Coordinator + Math Teacher Counselor Teacher UK Lead Counselor Teacher Counselor HS & MS Teacher HS & MS SS All Office Manager & DEO 50% Math Teacher Academic Coach English & Science Teacher LK Lead Counselor

5 2009/2010 Graduation Plan Grad Year:Name: My Courses - First Semester Required ________________________________ _________________________________ Elective __________________________________________________________________ Recovery ________________________________ _________________________________ My Courses - Second Semester Required ________________________________ _________________________________ Elective __________________________________________________________________ Recovery _________________________________ Credits Attempted/ Earned TERMS My Graduation Plan Goals 1st Semester ______________________________ 2nd Semester _____________________________ Electives: minimum required (7.5 credits) Classification of Student Start Freshm an 6 Sophomore 13 Junior 20 Senior 10th Grade –Passed? FCAT READ FCAT MATH The 2008 Florida Statutes K-20 EDUCATION CODE STUDENT AND PARENTAL RIGHTS AND EDUCATIONAL CHOICES 1002.311 Single-gender programs authorized.– (1) Subject to subsection (2) and in accordance with 34 C.F.R. s. 106.34, a district school board may establish and maintain a nonvocational class, extracurricular activity, or school for elementary, middle, or high school students in which enrollment is limited to a single gender if the school district also makes available a substantially equal: (a) Single-gender class, extracurricular activity, or school to students of the other gender; and (b) Coeducational class, extracurricular activity, or school to all students. (2) A district school board that establishes a single-gender class, extracurricular activity, or school: (a) May not require participation by any student. The district school board must ensure that participation in the single-gender class, extracurricular activity, or school is voluntary. (b) Must evaluate each single-gender class, extracurricular activity, or school in the school district at least once every 2 years in order to ensure that it is in compliance with this section and 34 C.F.R. s. 106.34. History.--s. 3, ch. 2008-26. ENGLISH SOCIAL STUDIES MATH SCIENCE Eng 1 Am. Hist. Am. Hist Algebra Eng 2 World H. Geometry Biology Eng 3 Econ. Cont. His. Algebra 2 Chemistry Eng 4 Am. Govt Law P.E. P.F. LMS HOPE Practical Art/ Fine Art.5 Foreign Language (You need this only if you're interested in Bright Futures).5 2.0 1.0 2.5 1.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.5 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5

6  Third Outreach site: HOB  Boy’s Component HOB Marathon High Coral Shores High  @ FKCC KCA site: Title I designation 100% Highly Qualified Staff Shared Staff  @ Three High School KCA sites: Virtual Instruction through Ed Options / Blueridge Academy Credit Recovery & Full Course Credit NEW! This School Year:

7 Significant Risk Factors for School Dropout  Individual Domain Family Domain Individual Background Characteristics Family Background Characteristics Has a learning disability or emotional disturbance Low socioeconomic status Early Adult ResponsibilitiesHigh family mobility High number of work hoursLow education level of parents ParenthoodLarge number of siblings Social Attitudes, Values & BehaviorNot living with both natural parents High-risk peer groupFamily disruption High-risk social behaviorFamily Engagement /Commitment to Education Highly socially active outside of schoolLow educational expectations School PerformanceSibling has dropped out Low achievementLow contact with school Retention/over-age for gradeLack of conversations about school School Engagement Poor attendance Low educational expectations Lack of effort Low commitment to school No extracurricular participation School Behavior Misbehavior Early aggression  2007 National Dropout Prevention Center @ Clemson University & Communities in Schools, Inc.

8 Life Skills Academics Successful Student Counseling Management Graduation Plan Course Opportunity & Quality Instruction Graduate from High School Transition to an Independent Life Increase Resiliency Decrease Risk Factors

9 Academic Instruction Dual Enrollment Graduation-Bound 2010 Virtual Instruction Ed Options / Blueridge Academy

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11 GRADUATION PLAN GOALS for October 2009 - Name __________________Date ________ I need 26 credits to graduate. Weekly Goal ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ Right now, I have _____credits. X Teams meet weekly: Students & Counselors & Teachers Working Together toward academic excellence

12 Keys Center Academy Highly Qualified Teacher & Counselor Team Keys Center Academy Outreach @ HOB

13 Successful Outcomes 2008/2009 ….first year of operation Service provided to approximately 100 middle and high students 6 seniors graduated with 5 of those 6 seniors receiving 2-year scholarships to FKCC. (2 in the Upper Keys and 3 in the Lower Keys, qualified MK students opted to go directly to a 4-year college or had other scholarship opportunities) Two KCA students qualified for the Take Stock In Children Scholarship Program and will begin their mentoring program fall 2009 Community supporters recorded over 300 volunteer program participation hours for the year in the form of guest speakers, wellness programs and direct services to students. Grants from public and private sources to fund the KCA Counseling Component exceeded $100,000.

14 90% of all students enrolled in the program for 3 months or longer made significant academic progress 95% of all students enrolled significantly reduced the risk factors that initially brought them to the Keys Center Academy program 95% of participating students increased their protective factors Among the center and two outreach programs, only one new teenage pregnancy was reported

15 Snapshot of Financial Supporters Private donors Eckerd Foundation Keys Children’s Foundation Starr Moore Foundation United Way, Monroe County Local Governments Monroe County Human Services Advisory Board & Board Of County Commissioners City of Marathon City of Key West Sheriff’s Asset & Forfeiture Fund Sheriff’s Trust Fund

16 Private Businesses and Community Supporters At Home in Key West BottleCap Business and Professional Women’s Clubs Coldwell Banker Foundation Elks Club First State Bank Florida Keys Community College Key West Women’s Club Mangoes Restaurant Starbucks Southernmost House Sunset Cigar Company TIB Bank U.S. Navy Wine by the Water Zonta *And Individual Donors

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18 You’re Invited to visit Keys Center Academy sites @ FKCC, MHS, CSHS & HOB


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