Open Doors Reengagement Academy
Due to a variety of reasons, many students often find themselves well into their high school career with few credits and an overwhelming feeling of failure and no chance at achieving a high school diploma. Wellpinit School District’s Student Engagement Academy (SEA) is a new program designed to offer young adults, ages 16-21, who do not yet have a diploma or high school equivalency (GED) an alternative to dropping out of school. This program will allow students to work toward their high school diploma or study for the GED.
Students will have access to basic skills courses in Reading, Writing and Math as well as Special Education. At the High School level, students will be able to choose from a variety of options, including online credit and credit retrieval and GED prep. Students will complete a rigorous training program and earn industry-recognized credentials through their trade classes. They will participate in Career Readiness coursework with the option of Work Based Learning, where they will learn how to search for and retain a job. Each student will have a counselor and access to medical care, mental health care and drug and alcohol counseling.
Student Engagement Academy will seek to provide students with a plan to meet their academic goals while they are enrolled in the program. Students will receive high school credit for all academic work completed and are not required to take only the courses they need to complete in order to graduate. A student may choose to earn a GED or a High School Diploma.
The Reengagement Academies are part of OSPI Open Doors Youth Reengagement. A dropout reengagement system that provides education and services to older youth, ages 16-21, who have dropped out of school or are not expected to graduate from high school by the age of 21.
Open Doors reengages disconnected youth through programs that:
- Encourage community partnerships
- Create multiple pathways for students to realize success
- Provide an on-ramp to post-secondary achievement through a performance based, individualized support model.
Principal: Terry Bartolino, 509-258-4535 (2195) firstname.lastname@example.org
Director: Shelley Sonnabend, 509-258-4535 (2196) email@example.com