Credit Achievement Recovery & Employability Skills (CARES) is a 21st Century Grant Program run by the Juneau School District as an afterschool credit recovery program for all Juneau high school students. The ultimate goal of the CARES Program is to help credit deficient students succeed in their day schools, and graduate on time.
CARES offers credit recovery classes beyond the traditional school day, with a supportive and student-centered learning environment.
· 10:1 student to adult ratio allows for an individualized approach
· Diverse instructional strategies and materials fit various learning styles
· Hearty snacks are provided every day at 4 PM, to support healthy nutrition and to recharge minds before classes begin
· Partnerships with local organizations provide hands-on, community based learning beyond the classroom
· Career readiness or internship component based on a student’s post-graduation vision, to prepare them for success after high school
HOW TO ENROLL
The full schedule of classes for the 2011-2012 school year is attached below.
Students and parents or guardians can call 523-1817 or 523-1818, or visit the CARES office at Marie Drake room 255.
CARES staff will then schedule the student for an Entrance Interview, to determine a student’s best learning style, credit needs, personal interests, and potential challenges.
The Homework Lab is a CARES learning center operated by certified teaching staff, for students who are falling behind in their day school classes. The lab offers tutoring twice per week on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:00 to 6:30 PM, in the Marie Drake Building. Students meet at 4:00 in the Commons for a hearty snack before tutoring begins.
Drop-ins are welcome during those hours for a safe and quiet place to work, with computer access, individualized tutoring, and snacks/brain food.
For more information, contact the Student Advocates at 523-1818.
What Students Say:
“I have to say, I look forward to this class every day.”
“This is the most fun I’ve ever had in a school related activity.”
“I actually like this class, and it’s math too… that’s new!”
“[I like] being able to recover my credits.”
“This class has been very beneficial for me. It gets me caught up in all the credits I’m missing. The teachers and advisors are very nice and respectful and they feed us which makes [it] much more worth it!”
“CARES is a good schedule-friendly after school program that fits my schedule. I’ve enjoyed my classes. I’ve enjoyed the snacks and kind teachers.”
CARES Program Office: Marie Drake Room 255
The CARES Program is funded by a Department of Education, 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant, and the Juneau School District.