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.

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