What's an effective at-risk program?

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  1. pi lover

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    I was just wondering what other schools do for the at-risk kids (on any grade level). Our school has an at-risk program in place for 7th and 8th graders. It has been run a few different ways, but nothing seems to be real effective. Anyone have a good program to describe?
     
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    There is a very interesting program in our local area. It is a charter school for at-risk high school students previously classified EH (emotionally handicapped). Some other classifications might also be eligible.

    It is a work training program with optional GED preparation. Students choose from two fields of training - computerized design or construction. Professionals from those fields, some of whom also have ESE certification, instruct. Students clock in each day and get paid a small training fee. Construction students actually construct buildings, design students work on contracts to produce and install signage. Contracts from local city governments are gotten by the school. Students are assisted in finding work before (day jobs on weekends) and after graduation.
     

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