For immediate release:
April 1, 2011
Hunter College Liberty Partnership Program and ScholarCentric Partner to Improve Student Outcomes
Initiative focuses on encouraging college enrollment or meaningful employment after high school
ScholarCentric has partnered with the Hunter College Liberty Partnership Program (HCLPP) which is funded by the New York State Education Department. HCLPP has been in existence since 1989 and is part of a larger statewide network of 39 Liberty Partnership Programs (LPP). Every LPP is a partnership between a college/university and junior high/high schools that is charged with preventing dropouts and encouraging college enrollment or meaningful employment upon high school graduation. The HCLPP program is a partnership between Hunter College and three New York City Department of Education high schools located in Manhattan. HCLPP provides comprehensive dropout prevention services to at-risk students in the form of academic support, mentoring, tutoring, college and career exploration, counseling, and after-school/summer programming. The program focuses on a social work perspective and on helping the "whole child" while providing services.
During the partnership, HCLPP will implement the ScholarCentric Success Highways™ solution that helps identify and develop the critical resiliency skills that are scientifically linked to middle and high school students' academic success. Students with greater resiliency are more intrinsically motivated to do well in school and have greater attendance, behavior, and coursework than their peers. Using Success Highways early-warning assessments, HCLPP educators can learn why students have academic difficulty or success. With Success Highways research-based curriculum and capacity-building professional development, HCLPP teachers can assure that all students gain or maintain the ability to academically succeed.
Revving Up and Moving On early-warning assessments and reports measure students’ academic resiliency aptitude in the six areas that are scientifically linked to academic success.
My Success Roadmap curriculum provides the pedagogical framework for educators to build students’ academic resiliency.
Professional Development modules develop school capacity to actively teach resiliency and increase academic achievement.
ScholarCentric is a K-12 educational publishing company focused on helping students stay in school and achieve academic success. The company’s flagship product, Success Highways
, is an innovative, research-based program designed to help transition middle and high school students into the higher grades and develop the skills they need to learn the rigorous coursework required to achieve a high school diploma. With Success Highways, students stay in school, score higher on achievement tests, and prepare for future education. This innovative program is aligned with state standards and was developed from the results of 15 years of research at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee and a seven-year pilot program in an urban school district. For more information, visit www.ScholarCentric.com