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Alternative Educational Resources for At-Risk Youth in Idaho

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Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

Abstract

Background:
Idaho has a high school graduation rate of 84%. That means there is still 16% that are not graduating. Alternative schools offer an environment designed for kids who are at-risk for educational failure. The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of Idaho’s alternative schools, what programs are the most helpful, and what areas have room for improvement.

Methods:
This research project will be broken into three sections: local, statewide, and a selection of comparative states. The research will be done through experiential learning (an internship at Victory Academy), interviews with experts, and reviews of relevant literature.

Results:
So far, Flachbart’s research has been limited to her time at Victory Academy and reviews of relevant literature on Idaho’s alternative educational programs. Therefore, results are inconclusive at this time.

Conclusion:
Alternative educational programs for at-risk youth are essential to their success. By examining Idaho’s success in this field from multiple viewpoints, strengths as well as areas that need improvement will be able to be identified.

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Alternative Educational Resources for At-Risk Youth in Idaho

Background:
Idaho has a high school graduation rate of 84%. That means there is still 16% that are not graduating. Alternative schools offer an environment designed for kids who are at-risk for educational failure. The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of Idaho’s alternative schools, what programs are the most helpful, and what areas have room for improvement.

Methods:
This research project will be broken into three sections: local, statewide, and a selection of comparative states. The research will be done through experiential learning (an internship at Victory Academy), interviews with experts, and reviews of relevant literature.

Results:
So far, Flachbart’s research has been limited to her time at Victory Academy and reviews of relevant literature on Idaho’s alternative educational programs. Therefore, results are inconclusive at this time.

Conclusion:
Alternative educational programs for at-risk youth are essential to their success. By examining Idaho’s success in this field from multiple viewpoints, strengths as well as areas that need improvement will be able to be identified.