A Case of a Partnership Academy Small Learning Community Model on Student Outcomes

Sheila Folan, Cary J. Trexler


Many students are experiencing disconnect from their large, seemingly impersonal high schools. This case study research explored a post-high school class cohort's perceptions of an academy environment. The study examined the nature of its connection to academic, behavioral and post-secondary effects by utilizing a treatment group of academy students and a comparison group of non-academy students. The study found that students within academies experienced a greater sense of high school community than non-academy students. Differences were also found in post-secondary endeavors including greater participation by academy students in college, the workforce and career/technical areas.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/jyd.2008.321

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