The gang prevention program directly benefits students who are at-risk of dropping out of school due to gang activity, drug use, low school performance, low self-esteem and other risk factors. The program augments the District’s Safe and Drug Free Schools comprehensive Community Plan supporting the at-risk student population in four junior highs and three high schools.
Students will be registered into classrooms as the need arises throughout the school year supporting and enhancing the district SDFS program model. Alignment of classroom curriculum will teach prevention skills to prepare students to break down social and educational barriers resulting in a positive educational experience. Credit is issued quarterly, with students earning .25 elective credits for each quarter of instruction.
Teachers have backgrounds in counseling, mediation, and/or special education.
1) increase in student assets, resulting in a positive school experience and positive self esteem.
2) positive peer-to-peer relations outside of classroom improving school and community affect.
Grades 7 – 12
The majority of students are referred for placement through the school office, counselors, probation officers, parents, school personnel and community agencies who work with at-risk student population.