Our High School is located inside a Youth in Care Secure Facility. At this alternative education high school, students are special for many reasons. They come from diverse backgrounds, have been raised in challenging home environments, and have found themselves in trouble with the law. On the whole, they lack life experience, academic vocabulary, and world knowledge. Despite the difficulties they have experienced, when they come to class, they are eager to learn and open to new ideas.
Since enrolled at School, students have the opportunity to receive the education that they have often missed in their past.
The majority of our students are below grade level in most academic areas. For example, some students show a discrepancy between their reading grade level and their comprehension level. Our students have not been exposed to literature, the arts, and are lacking knowledge outside their local communities. We have an ideal situation for teaching as student attendance and behavior is less of an issue. They come to class with clear, drug-free minds and are also more motivated to succeed. It is exciting to have these students asking for books to read!
Books and supplies will enhance the reading program at our High School located in the Youth Correctional Facility. A variety of reading options are valuable resources in motivating these teenagers to read. Teaching supplies are also necessary for organizing records, lesson plans, and teaching materials.
I believe that your support will help these students to create a better life for themselves.
Building a captivating school library will help us transform reluctant readers into readers. Our pupils are in the ideal situation to catch up on the education that has eluded them. They come to school drug and alcohol-free, with a night of good sleep, well-fed and alert. Missing school is not an option.
We give all incoming students a battery of reading assessments to determine their reading level; our program targets students who score below grade level. These students are tutored four times a week, using the researched-based, University of Utah Reading Higher-Steps Program. The data we collect has shown that students gain an average of 1.7-grade levels in 33 sessions. It is fun to show the students their growth and their ability to become good readers. Your aid will help our at-risk students work towards a better future.
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