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1 Dr. Patricia Hobbs, Assistant Superintendent of At-Risk Programs Larry Northe, Principal of Academic Support Center & Success Academy N. Carnell Robinson, Dropout Prevention & Parent Involvement Coordinator Denise J. Logan, Dropout Prevention & Parent Involvement Coordinator Ryan Ray, Substance Abuse Facilitator Ron Avery, Principal of STAR Academy Miranda Y. Pearson, Mediator & Dropout Prevention Project Administrator

2 Harnett County Schools At-Risk Programs STAR Academy Success Academy Academic Support Center Evening Credit Recovery Summer Credit Recovery Summer Dropout Recruitment Substance Abuse Prevention Anti-Bullying Task Force Career Awareness Mentoring Program/ Harnett County Business Education Partnership

3 STAR Academy Alternative School Initiatives Transcript analysis and academic counseling Character Education: Focused on goal development and career options On campus exposure to 2 and 4 year college opportunities Town Hall Meetings: Relevant teen issues Career Day Annual Star Day Recognition Luncheon and Program Met AYP for Superintendent Advisory Council

4 Academic Support Center Middle and High School Students suspended from their home school for 3 – 10 Days. Students are only allowed two (2) visits per year. Daily Hours: 8:00am-2:30pm Entrance interview w/parents and student. Exit interview w/parents and student. Daily contact with schools for attendance -NC Wise Data Manager -Assistant Principal Behavior modification / Student attendance

5 Academic Support Center 2007–2008 =Total Students- 363 Suspension Days – –2009=Total Students – 687 Suspension Days – 3200/85 Repeat students 2009–2010 =Total Students – 620 Suspension Days – 3030/75 Repeat Students =Total Students- 525 Suspension Days-2550/53 Repeat Students = Total Students- 301 Suspension Days-1436

6 Evening Credit Recovery Credit Recovery Hours/3:00pm-7:00pm Students are currently enrolled in Harnett County Schools NovaNET Curriculum

7 Success Academy A 21 Credit Program is for over-age/below grade level high school students. Parent and Student interview and orientation is required. Student must be enrolled in a Harnett County School for services. An application process must be completed. A current transcript is needed. An Individualized Education Plan is developed. Student must obtain 22 credits to graduate and receive a high school diploma. Success Academy will have 12 graduates on this academic school year. Since its inception, second semester 2010, Success Academy has graduated a total of 20 students.

8 Transportation Transportation can be provided in three ways: A parent can transport their student to and from the Center/Academy. Bus transportation is provided to Success Academy. Student drivers must be approved by the Center/Academy Staff.

9 Summer Academy Students recover courses they were not successful with during the school year , Enrolled 126; 94 completed (one) 1 or more courses , Enrolled 133; 103 completed (one) 1 or more courses; 12 Seniors Graduated , Enrolled 184; 141 completed (one) 1 or more courses; 12 Seniors Graduated. 4 Sessions at 2 locations 2 Sessions at 1 location

10 Harnett County Schools Dropout Prevention Early identification of students exhibiting at risk factors. Mentoring and Counseling to address barriers to academic success. Increased parental involvement through communications, conferences and school activities. Collaboration with schools and community resource organizations to insure that students and families have access to needed resources to enhance student performance. Career Awareness Mentoring Program.

11 Dropout Prevention 2010/2011 Summer Recruitment 90% of the students who dropped out were contacted. Some attended and successfully completed Summer Academy and others returned in August. Currently, there are some, who are attending Success Academy and are doing extremely well.

12 Substance Abuse Prevention Research Based CROSSROADS Substance Abuse Prevention & Education program is utilized with STAR Academy, Academic Support Center, and Success Academy. This program combines in-class and school-wide educational activities with community service projects to help teens avoid drugs. The program is based on the proven power to change attitudes, belief systems, and behaviors.

13 Mediation & Drop Out Prevention Project The Harnett County Schools Mediation and Dropout Prevention Project is designed to provide an avenue by which offenders, disputants, or victims can come together, in a non-threatening environment to reach a solution agreeable to all parties. At-Risk students who are in need of interventions beyond basic counseling will be referred. Proactive measures, involving the school, community, and parents will aid to ensure that a student does not drop out of school. Anti-Bullying Task Force for HCS.


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