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  1. 1. Crossing Educational Center
  2. 2. The Crossing Educational Center is a community-based alternative education program. Mission: Assisting struggling individuals to become transformed, fulfilled, and contributing members of society through a faith-based education and caring relationships.
  3. 3. Two Necessary Components: <ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Public School Partnership </li></ul>
  4. 4. Crossing Educational Center (CEC) <ul><li>Currently host 6 schools and partner with Goshen, Middlebury, Elkhart, West Noble, and DeKalb Eastern School Corporations. </li></ul><ul><li>Serviced over 600 students in 07-08 offering: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High school diploma </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Credit recovery/course for credit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adult education </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Graduated 107 students since 2003, with 53 students graduating in 2007-08. </li></ul><ul><li>93% of graduates have passed ISTEP prior to graduation including those with disabilities. </li></ul>
  5. 5. CEC Focuses on Four Core Areas <ul><li>Academics </li></ul><ul><li>Character </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Careers </li></ul>
  6. 6. Core 1 - Academics (High School Diploma)
  7. 7. Curriculum <ul><li>Based on Indiana academic standards. </li></ul><ul><li>Addresses Stephen Covey’s four human dimensions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mental </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spiritual </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Approximately 70% of the curriculum is on the computer utilizing PLATO software. Additional materials include textbooks, novels, the internet, and other resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum is supplemented with additional courses. (7 Habits, Personal Finance, Sexual Purity, Leadership Academy and other programs developed by the community). </li></ul>
  8. 8. Core 2 – Character (Daily Family Time focusing on life issues)
  9. 9. Core 3 – Leadership (Building upon natural ability to lead)
  10. 10. Core 4 - Careers
  11. 11. CEC Structure <ul><li>There is a strong relationship between CEC and the high school guidance and administration. </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum of 25 students attend a 3 hour session daily with an average of 1:6 teacher/student ratio . </li></ul><ul><li>Students are encouraged to participate in work-study, vocational, or dual college credit programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are held accountable for learning through ISTEP testing and meeting credit requirements established by the state. </li></ul><ul><li>Parents receive regular feedback through phone calls, progress reports, and quarterly parent conferences. </li></ul>
  12. 12. High Expectations <ul><li>80% mastery (A’s & B’s only) on all content. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete all courses required by the Indiana Department of Education. </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in Service Learning projects in the community. </li></ul><ul><li>Engage in a post-secondary educational plan and consider returning to CEC for employment after developing a professional skill. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Success at CEC due to: <ul><li>Low teacher/student ratio allows for immediate academic assistance and building relationships. </li></ul><ul><li>PLATO assessment program allows students to begin learning at their ability level and at their own pace. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are motivated through personal relationship with staff, not through directives. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Multiple social opportunities on weekends. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Facilitate Encouragement, Success, Hope and Purpose. </li></ul><ul><li>Community involvement. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Effectiveness Determined by Collecting Multiple Sources of Data <ul><li>Improvement in ISTEP scores </li></ul><ul><li>Students passing ISTEP prior to graduation </li></ul><ul><li>Credits earned </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance rate </li></ul><ul><li>Graduation rate </li></ul><ul><li>Dropout rate </li></ul><ul><li>Participating in vocational programs </li></ul><ul><li>Enrolled in post-secondary programs </li></ul><ul><li>Student and parent surveys </li></ul><ul><li>School corporation feedback </li></ul>
  15. 15. Additional Community Programming <ul><li>If funding is available: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evening education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>HS Diploma, GED, Credit Recovery. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unique vocational opportunities. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Six educational components offered in Community Corrections facility. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>H.S. Diploma, GED, Thinking for a Change, 7 Habits, Personal Finance, Dual college credit. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>After-care programs for ex-inmates. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Next Steps: <ul><li>School Corporation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agrees to partner with CEC. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identifies students who are unsuccessful in the traditional school setting including those failing, former dropouts, returning from DOC, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Works with CEC in enrolling students in your public school = revenue. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pays monthly tuition invoice for minimum of 25 students. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forms board of directors with assistance from CEC community development team. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agrees to “Reservation of Powers”. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Locates a facility to host CEC. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Files for a 501-c3 with CEC legal assistance. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Raises funds for operational costs including rent, utilities, repairs, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Please join us in: <ul><ul><li>Strategically assisting students who have multiple life challenges and viewing them as an asset instead of a liability in your community. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tapping into the gifts of students who have tremendous intelligence, leadership abilities, and learn outside the box. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assisting students in finding a new identity by joining the Crossing family and pursuing a high school diploma in a unique learning environment with the result of becoming future leaders in your community. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rob Staley, Executive Director </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>574-533-3429 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>