Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $494,739)
The Graduation Achievement Program (GAP) helps low-income students in Granite School District, Utah who are at-risk of educational failure to experience personal academic success, achieve education-related goals, including transitioning to the next grade and graduating on time. The program targets 1,774 9-12 grade students experiencing educational failure (57% dropout rate) in three schools that have failed to make Adequately Yearly Progress. Ethnic minority students comprise 83% of these students and 40% speak little or no English; most (77%) live at or below the poverty level.
The GAP program will provide students with additional opportunities to make up credit classes, acquire the skills needed to pass high school credit courses, and graduate on time from high school. Students will be able to take classes after-school and/or in the summer to remediate failed credits, primarily focusing on literacy and numeracy. A+ Advanced Learning System will provide additional tutorial computer instruction to support struggling students in core courses. In addition, ESL classes will be offered to students who speak little or no English to help them experience greater success in their core classes. To facilitate participation, students who receive free lunch will not be charged tuition and will be given priority enrollment.NCA/NCF