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1 Career Online High School: Unique Academic Approach to Re-Engaging Outof-School Youth Back into the Educational System through Workforce Boards Around the United States Career Online High School is committed to preparing students for the workforce and post-secondary education by delivering innovative career-based education in a supportive, engaging environment.

2 Overview Introductions Overview of Educational Trauma How do Workforce Boards Effectively Address Educational Trauma for Out-of- School Youth Overview of Career Online High School for Out-of-School Youth in Workforce Boards What do our current partners and students say? Partnership with NAWB Career Online High School is committed to preparing students for the workforce and post-secondary education by delivering innovative career-based education in a supportive, engaging environment.

3 Education Powers our Workforce And Begins With A High School Diploma

4 education Career Online High School is committed to preparing students for the workforce and post-secondary education by delivering innovative career-based education in a supportive, engaging environment.

5 40,000,000 American adults without a high school diploma are unable to pursue further skills training and education. In urban areas 25% of residents lack a diploma. Career Online High School is committed to preparing students for the workforce and post-secondary education by delivering innovative career-based education in a supportive, engaging environment.

6 When you drop out of high school it s hard to go back educational Smart Horizons Career Online Education is committed to preparing students for the workforce and post-secondary education by delivering innovative career-based education in a supportive, engaging environment.

7 What is Trauma? A traumatic event is a sudden and unexpected occurrence that causes intense fear and flight. A traumatic experience can have a profound effect on the confidence and educational development of students. How students process trauma depends on their age and level of development. By understanding how students experience traumatic events and how they express their lingering distress over the experience, educators can better respond and design educational programs that address the trauma of origin.

8 What is Educational Trauma? Educational Trauma is defined as the inadvertent perpetration and perpetuation of victimization by educational systems against consumers and producers of the system Victims of educational trauma may include: children, adolescents, and adults interacting the educational system. Educational Trauma can impact communities spreading a sense of helplessness and feelings of dis-empowerment. Our nation is currently identifying the trends in education that do/don't work, and we are collectively attempting to work out a very large problem.

9 What Happens in Educational Trauma? In 2001, Francine Shapiro, PhD published EMDR: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures. According to Shapiro, the brain's information processing system can get blocked or imbalanced by the impact of trauma. Maladaptive responses to present day circumstances occur when the information processing system is trying to resolve old trauma. Think of it like a computer that can only perform one program at a time. If the information processing system in the brain is stuck on a trauma, it will react to the present as if the individual is in the past, re-experiencing the trauma all over again.

10 Additional Examples of Educational Trauma Traumatized individuals are frozen in the past, unable to freely experience the present, as it is. Shapiro suggests that trauma prevents the brain from letting go of the maladaptive ideas. Shapiro explains that the brain is like a train that stops at different stations to deliver and pick up passengers. In a healthy system, the information that should remain, and the information that is maladaptive should be discarded. In a traumatized system, the ideas, cognitions, values, emotions, and bodily sensations of the past are experienced in the here and now, as if fully real. And they influence choice.

11 out out Career Online High School is committed to preparing students for the workforce and post-secondary education by delivering innovative career-based education in a supportive, engaging environment.

12 Most students drop out at the end of 10th grade or the beginning of 11 th to Reporting fear of failure, no support, and lack of applicability as the reasons they left. Career Online High School is committed to preparing students for the workforce and post-secondary education by delivering innovative career-based education in a supportive, engaging environment.

13 Addressing the Trauma Points to Ensure Retention and Success Make it Applicable: Students choose a career major and take those electives first. No Failure/Ensure Success: Students do not receive F s. Their learning is linear and they move forward when they receive a 70% or higher or return for remedial training. Provide Support: Student engagement model surrounds students with online support, an academic coach and board certified teachers. Career Online High School is committed to preparing students for the workforce and post-secondary education by delivering innovative career-based education in a supportive, engaging environment.

14 Where are these students? CORRECTIONS FLDOC expanding to additional institutions (FLDOC project budget $2.5M) in 2014 POST-SECONDARY Community Colleges ed2go Continuing Education Catalogs Approx. 85 career college campuses with high schools, including Brown Mackie College CORPORATE/NON PROFIT PUBLIC LIBRARIES WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARDS Clinton Global Initiative Walmart/McDonalds/Taco Bell Michigan Virtual University National Urban League Denver Public Library System State of California Library System State of Florida Library System Phoenix Public Library System Chicago Cook Seattle WIB Kinexus 14

15 How is COHS Aligned to WIOA (Out of School Youth) Dropout recovery and instructional strategies (COHS academic coaching model and master proficiency curriculum) that lead to a completion of the requirements for a secondary high school diploma Evidence-based Academic Model (Built on educational trauma research) Re-engagement strategies that lead to completion (COHS systematic student engagement model to overcome fear of failure, applicability and need for support)

16 How is COHS Aligned to WIOA (Out of School Youth) Occupational skills training (8 career paths) that provides students with relevant workplace skills which lead to either recognized post-secondary credentials and/or industry recognized credentials Workforce activities are offered concurrently with training for a specific occupational cluster Financial literacy education (COHS Consumer Math Course) that provides instruction in spending plans, savings plans, asset allocation, student loans, and paying off debt. Activities are linked to career awareness, career counseling, and career exploration services Prepares youth to transition to post-secondary education and training programs.

17 WIOA Performance Measures WIOA establishes core performance measures that are designed to measure the effectiveness and continuous improvement of the One-Stop and Youth service delivery systems. COHS helps One-Stop Centers with their performance measures with out-of-school youth in the following areas: Placement in Education & Training Programs Retention in Education & Training Programs Credential Rates - Percentage of participants who obtain a recognized credentials or secondary diploma during participation or within 1 year after program exit In-Program Skills Gain - Percentage of participants in education leading to credential

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19 Educational Solution for Workforce Boards Commitment to preparing students for the workforce and post-secondary education by delivering innovative career-based education in a supportive, engaging environment. High School Completion Career Training Economic Success for dropouts and our nation Each re-enrolled student who obtains a diploma would save taxpayers over $292,000 through lower spending on social costs, such as incarceration, health care and welfare, and through increased federal state, and local tax receipts as well as higher home ownership rates and more property taxes. The Consequences of Dropping Out of School, Center for Labor Market Studies, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, October /27/

20 The world s first fully accredited private online high school district What it means for students Transfer credits are accepted so they can accelerate completion No standardized testing requirement AdvancED/SACS accreditation is recognized in all 50 states Career Online High School is committed to preparing students for the workforce and post-secondary education by delivering innovative career-based education in a supportive, engaging environment.

21 Online High School Solution 4 Language Arts 3 Math 3 Science 4 Social Studies 4 Career Electives Core Academic Courses aligned to National Standards Courses Designed for Non- Traditional Learners Mastery Proficiency Learning and Training Model Delivered Online Smart Horizons Career Online Education is committed to preparing students for the workforce and post-secondary education by delivering innovative career-based education in a supportive, engaging environment.

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23 Career Certifications (4 Credits) Retail and Customer Service Skills Food and Customer Service Skills Office Management General Professional Skills Childcare and Education (CDA) Homeland Security Certified Transportation Services Certified Protection Officer (CPO) Smart Horizons Career Online Education is committed to preparing students for the workforce and post-secondary education by delivering innovative career-based education in a supportive, engaging environment.

24 Language Arts (4 credits) Grammar and Composition Introduction to Literature World Literature American Literature Social Studies (4 credits) World History American History American Gov t and Economics Health & Personal Fitness Mathematics (3 credits) General Math Consumer Math Algebra Science (3 credits) Earth Space Science Physical Science Biology Career Online High School is committed to preparing students for the workforce and post-secondary education by delivering innovative career-based education in a supportive, engaging environment.

25 Program Demographics* Total Students Served to-date 7159 Retention Rate 68% Average credits transferred in 7 Average months to complete program Percent of graduates matriculating into post-secondary training programs 72% Note: Preliminary data suggests that given an average age of 25 many students have been out of school for almost 10 years (this population has a significantly lower probability of success in a traditional GED program).

26 Who We Work With National Restaurant Chains & etailers Workforce Boards Public Libraries Postsecondary Institutions Non Profits Community Colleges

27 Sample Portals

28 COHS is partnered with the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) Career Online High School is now available to all members of the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) NAWB Online Portal -- NAWB represents approximately 550 workforce development boards and their more than 12,000 members to ensure job training and education programs meet the needs of local and national employers

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