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1 America Youth Works – Austin Introduction Toni Moreno Escalera Program Coordinator


3 Charter High School AmeriCorps WorkSource Downtown Campus South Campus E-CorpsCVBComputer Corps Education, Employment, and Training

4 AYW Charter School AYW Charter school was chartered in 1996, one of the first in the state of Texas. As a fully accredited public high school, AYW charter school focus has remained constant: to recover youth who have dropped out of school, are at risk of dropping out, or who are seeking a different way of learning. Our goal is to motivate youth to complete high school and become productive citizens.

5 Eligibility Requirements You must be at least 16 and no older than 21 years of age to enroll. Must have completed 8 th grade. Interview with Principal required if you were expelled from your last school If you were assigned to a disciplinary campus from your last school, you need to complete the time assigned before enrolling in AYW. District Eligibility Usted debe ser por lo menos 16 y no más que 21 años de edad para alistar.

6 District Eligibility Requirements Students must live in one of the following districts: Austin ISD Bastrop ISD Coupland ISD Del Valle ISD Dripping Springs ISD Eanes ISD Hays CISD Lake Travis ISD Leander ISD Lockhart ISD Manor ISD Pflugerville ISD Round Rock ISD San Marcos CISD Wimberley ISD

7 What are the State requirements to graduate? Must pass the state mandated TAAS/TAKS exit exams Minimum Diploma is 22.5 credits if a student wants to obtain an Associates Degree at a community college and/or vocational school. Recommended Diploma is 24.5 credits if a student wants to pursue a Bachelors Degree with a four-year university. Los estudiantes deben atender a la clase por lo menos el 90% del tiempo o perderán sus créditos.

8 Grade Level and Credits At AYW students are in their respective grades based on the number of credits they have earned. 0 to 6 credits = 9 th Grade 6.5 to 12 credits = 10 th Grade 12.5 to 18 credits = 11 th Grade 18.5 credits and up = 12 th Grade

9 Downtown Campus 216 East 4 th Street Individualized Diploma Program –Computer Based curriculum (A+) for each of the 4 core academic areas (English, Math, Science, and Social Studies). –All classes are 100% self-paced, however each course requires additional work in addition to what is completed on A+. Examples include: group/individual projects, essays, reading assignments, etc. 100 % Effort is required in order to complete the coursework and obtain credits. –Los estudiantes en el campus del centro tomarán sus clases en la computadora. El campus de centro ofrece los cursos y las certificaciones de tecnología

10 South Campus 1901 East Ben White Blvd. Classroom Diploma Program –Traditional classroom environment –Smaller class sizes ( Average Class Size is 18 Students Per Teacher) –On average, students have the opportunity to earn 3.5 to 6 credits per semester –American Youthworks also offers service learning in the classroom. Students earn credits for completing community service projects that have been integrated into the curriculum. –This campus also offers some self-paced courses on the computer (core classes) Career Pathway Classes –Child Development Career Pathway –Enterprise & Business Systems Career Pathway Los estudiantes en el campus del sur tienen clases pequeñas y reciben mucha ayuda de sus maestros.

11 PARTICIPANT SERVICES Free Capital Metro bus passes Career and Business Training Center - Job Placement Assistance - Career Exploration - College Preparation - Business and Entrepreneurial Training Counseling Health Services Podemos proveer usted muchos servicios incluyendo el asesoramiento, pasos de autobús, ayuda con trabajo, y más

12 Ages College and vocational training Employment assistance, training, and paid internships Counseling and case management Bus passes, gift certificates, laptops, and child care for those who qualify Please take a flyer for enrollment information! Este programa proporciona ayuda del estudio, ayuda de la colocación del trabajo, y guardería.

13 CASA VERDE BUILDERS Build energy-efficient homes for low-income families. AMERICORPS/Youth Build Community Service Programs COMPUTER CORPS Serve the community while gaining valuable work experience and technology skills.

14 AMERICORPS Environmental Corps Help the environment through habitat restoration, conservation, and travel to state and national parks.

15 AmeriCorps benefits College scholarship Living stipend Work experience Earn school credits Paid daycare for E-corps Estos programas proporcionan una cheque, una beca de la universidad, una guardería pagada, créditos de la escuela, y más.

16 Services for Adults Servicios para los adultos Free English classes for adults 18 or older Clases de ingles; gratis para los adultos Classes start November 5 Las clases empiezan el 5 de noviembre Information on community services Informacion de servicios de la comunidad

17 RECENT AWARDS –National Service Learning Leaders School Award –US Department of Education Charter Schools Award –Teaching Example award for the Presidents Summit for Americas future

18 E-Corps and Casa Verde Builders Awards Keep Austin Beautiful Free Scale Youth Achievement Award (2006) National Association of Home Builders award for sustainable low-income housing (2005) ICP-ASP award for innovative AmeriCorps programs (2005) Austin Chamber of Commerce Extraordinary Commitment to Community Award (2002) Texas Governors Volunteer Award (1999) Points of Light Presidential Service Award (1999)

19 Thank you for coming! Congratulations! You have now completed the first step of enrollment! Usted ha terminado el primer paso de alistar. Hasta Luego!

20 And youve also taken the first step towards making more money.

21 Escalera Next Steps Begin Developing Event Calendar with AYW Developing Resource List of Interests/Skills March 18 th Kickoff Meeting at Site –NCLR –Pepsico Foundation –AYW Staff –Adelante Members

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