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Graduation Cap and DiplomaThe highlights of the Dropout Recovery/Out-of-School Program Application include:
  • Primary objectives - complete requirements for a high school diploma or a GED certificate and be placed in an entry level job leading to a career and/or pursuing a postsecondary education.
  • A program for participants that have left high school and are committed to taking advantage of the Out-of-School Program until receipt of a high school diploma or GED plus 12 months of follow-up services.
  • Specialists are employed on an 11-month or 12-month basis due to the year-round services.
  • The JAG Specialist interviews all dropouts or candidates that express interest in the program.
  • Dropouts or candidates are targeted for services based upon the number of barriers to a high school diploma or GED certificate and/or transition from school to a career.
  • The Program Roster is formed and approved by an Advisory Committee.
  • Participants receive credit toward graduation by enrolling in an accredited course.
  • Classes are normally offered for two to three times per week for as long as it takes to complete the program targets.
  • A participant-led Professional Association Chapter is organized.
  • Participants complete the 20 core competencies using JAG's National Out-of-School Curriculum Modules.  The online modules provide Specialists with the option to blend online and activity-based classroom delivery.
  • Dropouts receive assistance in graduating from high school or completing requirements for a GED certificate.
  • Graduates receive assistance in the follow-up period based upon their needs, including: employer marketing, job development and placement, employer and graduate follow-up contact, etc.
  • The Electronic National Data Management System (e-NDMS) is used to track the students served, services delivered, and outcomes achieved.
  • Program outcome goals include: graduation (90%); positive outcomes (80%); employment (60%); full-time employment (60%); and full-time placement (80%).
  • High level of accountability for participants on the Program Roster.

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