Provide academic support and enrichment to improve academic performance.

Academic supports help improve academic performance and reengage students in school. Schools can offer academic support by providing extra study time, targeted interventions to address gaps in math and literacy, homework assistance, tutoring, and opportunities for credit recovery. Classes can be offered in test-taking skills and study skills. Research has shown that providing academic support helps address skill gaps and offset cycles of frustration. It can also enrich the academic experience for students who are bored or disengaged by offering ways to see connections across classes. Schools can analyze such data as course completion, credit accumulation, and attendance to design an academic support program to meet the needs of its students. It is important to consider providing additional supports such as adult advocates and targeted social-emotional programs to support potential underlying causes for failure such as feeling alienated from school.

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Planning Together: Creating Academic Supports for Your School

Use this planner to begin the collaboration and planning process for creating academic supports to aid/facilitate dropout prevention at your school. Related Media and Files: Learning...

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05/06/2014
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School Assessment: Identifying Academic Supports

Use this assessment table to identify the academic supports that are currently in place to aid/facilitate dropout prevention goals at your school.

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05/06/2014
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Learning Together: Providing Targeted Academic Supports

The activities in this tool can be used to facilitate authentic discussions about dropout prevention efforts at your school. Related Media and Files: Providing Academic Support and...

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05/06/2014
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Communities in Schools Student Eligibility and Planned Services

Academic support program leaders use this document to determine students' eligibility for the program and which services will best serve them. The multimedia presentation, Providing Support for...

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05/06/2014
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Communities in Schools Service Plan

This document outlines the services a high school support program offers to at-risk students, including academic support, social services, and career guidance. More information can be found in the...

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05/06/2014
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Communities in Schools Progress Tracking

Leaders of a high school support program use this tracker to monitor academic performance, support services, attendance, and behavior over time. The multimedia presentation, Providing Support for...

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05/06/2014
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Providing Support for Students Most at Risk

Providing Support for Students Most at Risk

Listen to two dropout prevention program leaders describe the academic and social supports offered and who participates. Program staff use documents such as Project GRAD Weekly Parent Communication...

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05/06/2014
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Project GRAD Weekly Parent Communication Log

Leaders of a high school academic support program use this log to track communication with students' parents. Watch the multimedia presentation, Providing Support for Students Most at Risk, to hear...

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05/06/2014
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Project-Based Learning

This assignment provides an example of a project-based learning unit, one of many from which students can choose to complete to earn credits toward graduation. The projects are developed to fully...

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05/06/2014
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Standards-Based Assessment

This is an example of a standards-based assessment that is aligned in content and format with the Ohio Graduation Test. Teachers at Foxfire use this format to assess their students’ progress toward...

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05/06/2014
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Unit 1 Map

Teachers at Foxfire Center for Student Success use the New Unit Organizer to create unit maps. It provides a template to plan a unit according to the standards of the Ohio Graduation Test and an...

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05/06/2014
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Lesson Plan Template

This is a lesson plan template that teachers at Foxfire Center for Student Success are required to use to ensure they incorporate all key elements of a well-planned lesson. The principal reviews...

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05/06/2014
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