ERIC Number: EJ1147700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
The Irene L. Chavez Excel Academy: A Win-Win Educational Opportunity
Miller, Susan A.
Childhood Education, v93 n4 p300-306 2017
This article discusses the Irene L. Chavez Excel Academy, a remarkable high school for at-risk seniors in San Antonio, Texas. This specialized Northside Independent School for approximately 300 students is housed in a unique circular building on the attractive Holmes High School campus. The academic program, tailored for at-risk seniors, provides a win-win educational opportunity for a district eager to graduate its students and for students who--for family, financial, medical, or behavioral reasons--had not previously believed that graduating from high school was within their grasps. Hundreds of success stories feature Excel Academy's graduates.
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, At Risk Students, High School Seniors, Educational History, Success, Program Descriptions, Student Development, Educational Strategies, Educational Practices, School Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas (San Antonio)