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The Benito Juarez Academy is a charter school for grades 9-12 located in Saginaw, Michigan. The school was established in 1995 to meet the needs of youth who were most at risk for low academic achievement, behavioral problems, and dropping out of school. This paper describes the school's planning and development process and the attitudes of parents and students toward their former schools and the academy. Data were obtained from a survey of 50 percent of the academy's parents and from 70 percent of its students during winter 1996. Findings indicate that in general, parents and students expressed satisfaction with the academy's performance and potential. The academy is advised to avoid creating the perception of an overly large and bureaucratic structure; closely monitor attendance patterns; consider funding extracurricular activities; continue to devote attention to teachers' responsiveness to students' needs; and address the issue of career identification and training for students. Four tables and two figures are included. (LMI)

Descriptors: Charter Schools, High Risk Students, High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Parent Attitudes, Parent School Relationship, Potential Dropouts, School Community Relationship, Student Attitudes











Author: Salas, Gumecindo; Carl, Bradley

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=8583&id=ED410640







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