MCHSnet.org Case Study
Exemplary Programs for At-Risk Youth
California’s Model Continuation High Schools provide programs to at-risks students through innovative instructional strategies, flexible scheduling, and guidance and counseling services. Students involved in these programs are often credit deficient or need a flexible schedule due to family obligations, work schedules or other needs.
Create a web-based application to help the Model Continuation High Schools achieve their goals of providing innovative instruction to these at-risk students. In addition, create an application that gives these high schools a common framework for reaching these goals, tracking student and school performance, and sharing resources.
The Class Drive-powered MCHSnet is designed to support rigorous alternative school settings for the students served by programs at Model Continuation High Schools. During the 2007-08 school year, up to three of these schools will participate in a pilot project using MCHSnet. Goals of the pilot project include:
- Increase student achievement through the use of performance-based learning and assessment;
- Create meaningful connections between the mastery of state standards and credit award for students; and
- Foster engaging 21st century learning environments both in and out of school
- Performance-based lesson development
- Student standards tracking/reporting (grade book & report cards)
- Student portfolios and personal development plans
- Electronic drop box
- Class websites and more
MCHSnet is also designed to help schools share resources across the MCHS network and facilitate interaction between school teams and the MCHS community at large.
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