ACCEL provides intensive structures and supports to enable students to be successful in meeting graduation requirements.
The following support helps ensure students meet success:
Building upon the critical component of the Evening Educational Options Program, each student will be assigned an advocate counselor who will act as their primary adult connection at the school. This trained counselor will work with the student and family to address any barrier to high school success including health issues, family crisis, parenting, unemployment, probation, homelessness, and many other challenges. This counselor will be available to support students day and evening and will monitor individual student’s attendance and academic progress.
ACCEL is open from 8:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Students who are identified as needing additional instructional support and time on task attend extended learning sessions. This instructional time includes a minimum of an hour, but school learning labs are open to students wanting and needing additional time and support for up to twelve hours Monday-Thursday.
ACCEL Seminar Class
Students in the ACCEL phase have the added support of a postsecondary seminar class where students can receive tutoring in their college-level coursework, learn crucial organizational skills for college success, and receive individual support and monitoring by their advocate counselor to increase their likelihood of success.
ACCEL Mastery Program
AMP services complement ACCEL’s academic component by providing a variety of personal and youth development supports and life skills management services for students, including but not limited to:
outreach and student recruitment
orientation and engagement
individual and family counseling and referrals
youth leadership development
academic support and tutoring
college exploration and advisement
preparation for employment
support and guidance for postsecondary experiences
Intensive Student Support System
Daily Attendance Monitoring
Individual Success Plan Development and Monitoring
Student Soft Skills
Student leadership for culture and school-wide norms
Student mentorship with adults