highlights of the Senior Program include:
- Primary objectives
- graduate from high school and be placed in an entry level job
leading to a career and/or pursuing a postsecondary education.
- A 21-month intervention
during the senior year of high school and 12 months of follow-up
- Specialists are
employed on an 11-month or 12-month basis due to the year-round
- The JAG Specialist
interviews all seniors that express interest in the program.
- Seniors are targeted
for services based upon the number of barriers to graduation and/or
transition from school to a career.
- The Program Roster
is formed and approved by an in-school Advisory Committee.
- Participants receive
credit toward graduation by enrolling in an accredited course.
- Classes are normally
offered for one hour per day, five days per week, for 36 weeks.
- A student-led Career
Association Chapter is organized.
- Participants complete 37 core competencies using JAG's National In-School Curriculum Modules.
- Non-graduates receive
assistance in graduating from high school or completing requirements
for a GED certificate before the close of the follow-up period.
- 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 JAG 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.