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Published on November 5, 2007

Author: Coralie


Alternative Schools:  Alternative Schools Detroit Lakes Area Learning Center Lisa Weber 218-844-5687 Graduation Incentives Criteria:  Graduation Incentives Criteria Performs substantially below same age peers on achievement test One year behind progress towards graduation Pregnant or parenting teens Assessed chemical abuse/dependent Expelled or excluded Referred by S.A.T Other Victim of physical or sexual abuse Assessed mental health problems Homelessness (6 months) ESI or LEP Withdrawn or chronically truant Basic skills area substantially below same age peers (math, reading, and writing) Intervention Based Education:  Intervention Based Education Overcome barriers Celebrate and develop gifts 32 community partners High school SAT and referral process Detroit Lakes, Frazee, Lake Park-Audubon,and surrounding schools Parents Service Groups Where and how can we affect public policy to advance at-risk youth?:  Where and how can we affect public policy to advance at-risk youth? By having the courage to address the issues that cause them to be at risk Stop looking for who is at fault and start sharing resources to teach families and young learners skills to overcome their challenges Remove the walls between home, school, work, social, and personal life by providing a safe environment that supports positive change and team work DLALC Educational Strategies :  DLALC Educational Strategies Differentiated Instruction Performance Based Education Research in an area of interest Restorative Measures/Circle Community Interaction Work based learning Service Learning 3 High School ALC Programs :  3 High School ALC Programs Seatbased Program (60+) Independent Study (20-150) Recovery School (12) Community Interaction Goals:  Community Interaction Goals Broaden awareness and appreciation of their community Develop skills necessary to be effective community members Develop awareness of their own likes and dislikes as well as develop gifts Develop skills necessary to be self reliable and capable to be responsible for a family if they are in that position Classroom Topics and Skills:  Classroom Topics and Skills Career Exploration Educational options Finance options Job Applications Interview Skills Termination Skills SCAN Skills Financial Aid College visits Life Skills Checking Credit cards Budgeting Paying bills Consumerism Insurance Owning a car Reading wanted ads W-4s Taxes School Projects:  School Projects Sucker creek MAAP STARS Early Childhood Library Day of Caring United Way Rodeo Highway Clean up Sunnyside Nursing Home Elementary Halloween Party Individual Examples:  Individual Examples Solutions Inc DLCCC BTD Manufacturing McDonalds SJE Rhombus Elementary Schools Lake Shirts Tires Plus Lakes Crisis Center Restaurants Car Dealerships Car parts shop Resorts Trucking companies Local Farms Construction Teaching Assistants (adv. High school courses) Purpose:  Purpose Develop work, personal, social, and academic skills Build on gifts and strengths while tying them to the world of work Increase an appreciation and value for the role education plays in increasing ones value in the workplace Increasing disconnected youth to their community so they can play a vital role in their community A Team Approach to Services:  A Team Approach to Services Bring the classroom into the field and bring the skills development back into the school and into the home. Education is life. Life is education. Anything that gets in the way of that needs to be overcome. Lisa Weber

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