hospital commits $200,000 per year to support pregnant and parenting teens and their children with a mobile health unit that comes to the high school. Community School Coordinators are repurposed assistant principal positions paid by the district. Parent liaisons are supported through district and city funding. Much of their funding is through piecing together already existing programs and finding dollars for coordination and filling gaps. Volunteers also play a huge role, from mentoring and tutoring 0 0 0 C O O R D I N A T O R P A R T N E RS P A R T N E RS W R A P - A R O U N D R E S T O R A T I V E In 2014, a dozen students received Associate Degrees and another 150 took college classes. This solution allows for a cost- free higher education for the Reagan community.
Transforming Struggling Schools into Thriving Schools 21 to providing food for dinners and celebrations. The schools work very closely with their local public libraries, police, parks and recreation department, and health and human services department through monthly planning to coordinate programming. In a nutshell, below you can view Reagan’s transformational outcomes and the mechanisms and strategies they used to achieve them. e O U T C O M E Reagan Early College High School—Austin, TX (5 years as a Community School) Indicator 2010 2015 Enrollment 600 1250 Attendance 88 percent 95 percent Student mobility 41 percent 30 percent Graduation rate 48 percent 85 percent Pregnant and parenting students graduation rate 25 percent of girls pregnant and parenting, with low graduation rate 100 percent graduation rate in 2015 for Pregnant and Parenting Teen program members; On-site medical services and child care for parents and children Students earning dual college credit 0 150+ Seniors earning Associate’s degree in HS 0 12 Community engagement Community not engaged with the school; school on verge of closure Community-based plan developed over two years by 150 people, with continuing dinners, festivals and school-community partnership events; HopeFest Resource Fair attracts 4,000+ annually Support coordination None Full-time Student and Family Support Coordinator providing partner coordination. Family support services/ Adult Ed Occasional ESL or computer class Full-time Family Resource Center with bilingual social worker; Adult and parenting classes Volunteers and mentors >10 100+ annually Discipline referrals High number referred to courts; In- School Suspension ineffective Low number referred for attendance; Personal Responsibility Center provides tutors and student support services Sports and extracurriculars Struggling band program; Poor participation in sports Award-winning band program; Football team featured on Sports Illustrated; New baseball field provided by Houston Astros
Community Schools 22 Evans High School ORLANDO, FLORIDA Evans High School is located in the Pine Hills community of Orlando, Florida, a community that gets a lot of attention for its crime and poverty. Just five years ago, Evans received a “D” rating from the state of Florida. Their student population was in severe decline, their graduation rate was only a little
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