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New Century High Schools
Dropout Prevention

As of August 2008 no studies of New Century High Schools were found that fell within the scope of the Dropout Prevention review protocol and met WWC design standards. Therefore, the WWC is unable to draw any research based conclusions about the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of New Century High Schools to improve outcomes in this area.
A program designed to improve large, underperforming high schools by transforming them into small schools with links to community organizations. New Century High Schools each have about 400 students; the small size is intended to foster strong relationships between students and educators. These schools commit to a broad set of educational principles, but are free to make their own choices about curriculum.

Last Updated: August 2008

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This intervention report was prepared for the WWC by Mathematica under contract ED-07-CO-0062.

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