Proactive Student Intervention at NLHS
LifeFAQs has served at New London High School since 2008 and has worked in a variety of contexts where the school has expressed a need. In the first two years at NLHS, the LifeFAQs team gained valuable experience delivering our curriculum in the Alternative Discipline Program (ADP). Working alongside this program, LifeFAQs was able to educate at-risk students on the pathways to success and the necessary steps they would need to take to reach their goals. LifeFAQs has also been able to mentor students in the Online Learning Academy through character-building classroom sessions.
Through the years this partnership with NLHS has allowed both the school and the organization to flourish. This year LifeFAQs has been given the opportunity to have its own permanent classroom in the school in order to increase its presence and effectiveness in the student body. This classroom will work with students to proactively identify emerging problems areas and to mentor students in these areas. The LifeFAQs classroom will work with no more than five students per class period in order to provide the most effective mentoring possible. Further, this small classroom setting will allow for students to complete required class work while being immersed in the LifeFAQs “Here to There” and “C.H.O.I.C.E.S” curriculum.
It is the hope that expansion of the LifeFAQs program and curriculum at NLHS through the creation of a permanent classroom will help to guide more and more at-risk students towards graduation than would be possible without the presence of LifeFAQs at the school. We look forward to the new school year as we implement the new aspects of the LifeFAQs program and continue to mentor students at NLHS.