A GREAT PLACE TO BEGIN AGAIN

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A GREAT PLACE TO BEGIN AGAIN. Orange County Department of Education ACCESS ALTERNATIVE, COMMUNITY, AND CORRECTIONAL EDUCATION SCHOOLS AND SERVICES. ORANGE. Orange County California. ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION SITES. C. C. C. C. C. O. O. O. O. O. O. O. B. B. B. B. H. H. H. D. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • A GREAT PLACE TO BEGIN AGAIN...

  • Orange County Department of EducationACCESS ALTERNATIVE, COMMUNITY, AND CORRECTIONAL EDUCATION SCHOOLS AND SERVICES

  • ORANGE

  • ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION SITESLa HabraBK(Sites out of Region)(Sites out of Region)(Sites out of Region)(Sites out of Region)(Sites out of Region)(Sites out of Region)(Sites out of Region)(Sites out of Region)B Chapman** C CHEP D Fischer F South Cty G North H Los Rios I Summit J Orange Grv K East Cty O Pathways ACCESS PARSBCDFGHKOSOUTH CO. PAREAST CO. PAR

  • ACCESS Vision We provide all students in an alternative setting with a world-class education that maximizes their academic and personal success.ACCESS Mission We care for, teach, and inspire all ACCESS students to discover their potential, develop their character, and maximize their learning so they may become successful contributors to society.

  • The Typical ACCESS StudentMale11th grade HispanicBehind in credits Students entering 11th grade should have 120 creditsStudents entering ACCESS average about 70 credits

    Source: ACCESS Attendance & Records Office, September 2004

  • Student referrals to ACCESS are by:

    Local school districtsFamilies who choose to participate in home-schooling (district referral)Students in group homesStudents referred by Social Service agenciesStudents who are incarceratedStudents who are on probation or paroleStudents who are parentsStudents who are homelessAdults incarcerated in county facilities

  • DEMOGRAPHICS 2004

    Total enrollment July 2004: 8,649

    Twelfth in size out of twentyeight districts in Orange county

    Total number of students served: 16,961 (19,029, including home schooled) Student:Teacher ratio 22:1

    Total staff: 757 (396 teachers, 57 administrators , 139 paraeducators, 57 clerical, 108 support)

  • Staff understands that there are many aspects to transition so a multi-layered transition plan begins from the moment students arrive. All collaborative partners contribute to this plan. THINK EXIT ON ENTRY

  • Teachers, Parents, Students

    ACCESS Student Support Services/Clinical Staff

    Probation/Social Service Departments

    Judicial Staff

    Local School District Staff/Child Welfare and Attendance Personnel

    Orange County Community Resource Organizations

    ACCESS Partners

  • ACCESS Transition Program

    Mission

    To augment services to neglected and delinquent youth by providing effective transitional support, guidance, and referrals during their move from enrollment in an ACCESS school back to the community or other school placement.

  • ACCESS Transition Specialists:

    Meet individually with students to establish goals that will lead to the students successful transition

    Monitor student progress through regular, consistent contact

    Provide follow-up monitoring for twelve months

  • ACCESS Transition ProgramACCESS transition services are based on the foundation of three skill areas essential for a successful transition to adulthood:Educational SkillsEmployment SkillsLife Skills

  • Educational Assistance

    Educational plan developmentTranscript evaluation and assessmentAssist with transfers to next school placementObtain specific college informationAssist with college financial aid and scholarship opportunities

  • Educate students on employment skills including resume writing, interview skills, work habits, applications

    Provide referrals to employment resources and vocational programs

    Inform students of local school/work programs, including Orange County Conservation Corps, R.O.P., Job Corps

    Provide information regarding military service

    Employment SkillsJob/Vocational Referrals

  • Life Skills Training

    Educate students on how to find and access community resources

    Teach money management skills

    Assist students in obtaining a California I.D., birth certificate, or social security card

    Register students with the Selective Service

  • Additional Transition Services

    Present workshops on the following topics:

    Credit Evaluations

    Graduation Requirements

    Community Resources

    Transition Services and other transition-related topics

  • Additional Transition Services (continued)

    Provide Transition Resources including:

    Graduation Requirements Binder outlining county-wide comprehensive school requirements

    Adult Education Directory which lists specific requirements, including enrollment procedures, for adult education programs within Orange County

  • Transition ProgramStatisticsTRANSITION SERVICE PERCENTAGE OFFERED OF STUDENTS (2003 SCHOOL YEAR) RECEIVING SERVICE Transcript / Credit Evaluation 100%Enrollment in School (ACCESS) 70%Enrollment in School (non-ACCESS) 30%ROP Enrollment 12%Vocational Program Enrollment 10%Diploma 26%College Enrollment 10%.

  • ACCESS Graduates: 2003-2004 Diploma--1073

    GED--146

    CHSPE--13ACCESS RECEIVED 6 YEAR WASC ACCREDITATION IN 2004

  • Senior Exit Survey

    26% attended ACCESS for 1-2 yearsAfter attending ACCESS schools, grades improved (92% both years)Enjoy school more now (65 %), and attend more regularly (70%)Coursework is the same or more challenging (81%)Would grade the quality of the education as A/B (87%)Respectful and caring school staff (99% agreed)Students felt safe at school (97%)

  • Senior Exit SurveycontinuedWork 30 hours or more/week (42%)Post high school plans: 2-year college (49%); full-time work (35%)Positive aspects of ACCESS: good teachers; working at students own pace; one-on-one attention; flexible schedule.Concerns: friends not around; no extracurricular activitiescollegeworkmilitary

  • So what do we need to be doing? More of:Providing a caring communityEncouraging questioningTeachers providing the model for critical thinkingUsing visual technology appropriatelyParental involvement

  • And More of:Teaching and listeningUsing real problemsEnding fragmentationMaximizing instructional timeResearch-proven strategies across ACCESSCase management

  • QUESTIONS?For More Information:http://www.access.k12.ca.us/

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