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 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. Students can not be in need of more than a certain number of course credits to graduate to be considered for participating in the program.

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.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 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
  • referrals