The Dropout Prevention and Reengagement Academy
Designed for disconnected youth ages 16-21, off-track for high school graduation.
The Dropout Prevention and Reengagement Academy (DORA) serves criminal justice-involved out-of-school youth, disconnected youth, and youth within a reasonable amount of credit who are seeking a credit recovery option to graduate. DORA is free to attend, designed to help students who have either dropped out or are in danger of dropping out get re-involved with school and receive their high school diploma. Eligibility is contingent on amount of course credits still needed.
Services will address academic and non-academic barriers to graduation. A case manager meets with each student monthly or more often to assess program progress, to evaluate progress toward coursework completion, and to mitigate barriers.
- Between 16-21 years old
- Haven't met high school graduation requirements
- Are credit deficient (not on track to graduate by age 21) or have a referral from an approved education advocacy service
Case management services support all students in areas including, but not limited to:
- academic advising
- career guidance
- employment assistance