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1.In 1999 Trenton Schools were approaching a 70% drop out rate. 2.Over 50 % of the citys adult population did not have a high school diploma. 3.With.

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3 1.In 1999 Trenton Schools were approaching a 70% drop out rate. 2.Over 50 % of the citys adult population did not have a high school diploma. 3.With the advent of DTHS and other initiatives : High school enrollment increased by 40%. In 2002 the number of High School Graduates almost tripled.

4 1) Multiple sites strategically placed throughout Trenton: Walking program 2) Flexible start times: 7:30 AM to 8PM 3)Mixed age groups 4) High School diploma (No GED)

5 1) Metal detectors = (0) 2) Serious incident Reports = (0) 3) Suspensions = (0)

6 1) You cant eat the orange and throw the peel away – A man is not piece of fruit. Willy Loman in Arthur Millers Death of a Salesman. 2) The high nutrition of the orange peel. 3) We have proof that the peels have succeeded. *Note: Studies have found that the peel had the highest levels of vitamin C followed by the pulp then the juice. Only 26% of vitamin C of a citrus fruit can be found in the juice. The peel had 53% and the pulp and rag had 21%. http://www.ultimatecitrus.com/vitaminc.html

7 1. State of New Jersey Approved Demonstration School. 2. $39 million new building scheduled to open in the Spring of 2008.

8 Non-traditional education currently is limited to word of mouth communication. National formal and informal networks to support non-traditional schools need to be established.

9 At the center of the Network should be a series of regional, non-traditional demonstration schools to: A. Provide regional leadership. B. Facilitate learning opportunities for educators. C. Facilitate partnerships between community. organizations, schools and universities.

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