Educational Options for Refugees in Arizona


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Blueprint Education was invited to participate in a panel discussion on educational options for refuges who are resettled in Arizona. This is what we shared.

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Educational Options for Refugees in Arizona

  1. 1. September 7, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Welcome from Blueprint Education<br />Blueprint Education History<br />Blueprint Education Philosophy<br />Blueprint Education Student<br />Blueprint Education Schools & Programs<br />
  3. 3. 1926:<br />Tailgate education was created to respond to the educational needs of children of migrant families.<br />1969:Phoenix Special Programs Inc. was established as a 501(c)(3) to meet the growing educational demands of non-traditional students. <br />
  4. 4. 1994 •<br />Blueprint Education’s alternative education program began<br />1997 •<br />Online charter high school opens<br />2003 •<br />West Phoenix charter high school opens<br />East Valley charter high school opens<br />2009 •<br />Online charter high school learning labs open<br />• 2010<br />
  5. 5. Mission<br /> We are committed to finding new ways to enable students to succeed.<br />Vision<br />To prepare students to enter the skilled workforce through innovative programs, blended learning approach, and highly effective teaching staff.<br />
  6. 6. Blueprint Education Philosophy<br />We are about Non -Traditional Education<br />We want to be the Most Student Focused<br />We have High Standards<br />We use a Blended Learningapproach<br />We encourage Innovativethinking<br />We are willing to be Flexible<br />We Prepare Students for their Future<br />
  7. 7. The Blueprint Education Student…<br />Former drop out<br />Needs one-on-one instruction<br />Recent refugees from Burma, Liberia, Nepal, China, & Thailand<br />A young mother<br />To be the first in the family to obtain a high school diploma<br />Having limited academic English skills<br />Working the afternoon shift at a downtown hotel<br />Transitioning from the Juvenile Justice system<br />Training for the summer Olympics<br />An older adult wanting to obtain a high school diploma<br />
  8. 8. The Blueprint Education Student<br />Students with unique stories<br />Committed to their educational pursuits<br /><ul><li>Willing to work hard to obtain a high school diploma (not a GED)</li></li></ul><li>Private, tuition based<br />Internet & print based courses<br />Self-paced, independent study<br />Standard or college prep diplomas <br />Open entry/open exit enrollment<br />________________________________<br />Contractual partnership with school districts<br />Serves grades 3 – 8<br />Off campus placement for academic and/or behavioral suspensions<br />
  9. 9. State funded, charters<br />Internet & print based courses<br />Standard or college prep diploma<br />Flexible school schedule options<br />Blended learning approach<br />Individual attention<br />Self-paced curriculum<br />Small group/whole group instruction<br />Career and technical focus<br />
  10. 10. Community Learning Labs<br />An alternative option for high school<br />Tuition free<br />Re-entry students<br />Flexible schedule for working students<br />Blended Learning Approach includes small groups with Internet based courses<br />For students up to 22 years of age<br />
  11. 11. HHSO Learning Lab @Hope High School <br />7620 Lower Buckeye Rd, Phoenix<br />Requirements:<br /><ul><li>Full-time students only
  12. 12. 4 courses and 30 hrs/week attendance
  13. 13. 20 hrs/week required in lab</li></li></ul><li>HHSO Learning Lab @Covenant of Grace <br />906 W Peoria Ave, Phoenix<br />
  14. 14. HHSO Learning Lab @Community Life Center <br />2948 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix<br />
  15. 15. It’s all about the students<br />10-15 students per session<br />ELL certified instructor<br />Progress at their own pace<br />AIMS prep classes<br />
  16. 16. And their future…<br />
  17. 17. A Blended Learning Approach<br />
  18. 18. Strong ELL/ELD emphasis<br />
  19. 19. “We don't accomplish anything in this world alone... <br />and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something.”<br />--Sandra Day O’Connor<br />
  20. 20. Contact Information<br />Doug Covey <br />C.E.O.<br />Blueprint Education<br />5651 W. Talavi Blvd. Ste. 170<br />Glendale, AZ 85306<br />602-906-4827<br /><br />Christine Sparacino <br />Director of Education Research &<br />Grants Management<br />5651 W. Talavi Blvd. Ste. 170<br />Glendale, AZ 85306<br />602-906-4830<br /><br />Jennifer Blackstone <br />Principal<br />Hope High School Online<br />5651 W. Talavi Blvd. Ste. 170<br />Glendale, AZ 85306<br />602-906-4820<br /><br />Jeanne Lind <br />Outreach Coordinator<br />Blueprint Education<br />5651 W. Talavi Blvd. Ste. 170<br />Glendale, AZ 85306<br />602-906-4852<br /><br />
  21. 21. Thank you for supportingstudent success<br />
  22. 22. Blueprint Education's programs and courses meet the high quality standards for sound educational programs of all the accreditation associations and commissions.<br />This accreditation covers Blueprint Education educational courses in all six North American accrediting regions as well as internationally.<br />Laboratory science courses meet university entrance requirements.<br />Blueprint Education is certified as a Distance Education Provider by the State of Arizona.<br />Blueprint Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, color, physical or mental disability, ethnic or national origin.<br />Blueprint Education Junior and Senior High School faculty are certified or licensed teachers by a State Department of Certification and are experienced in teaching junior and senior high school students.<br />