The Attendance Advocacy Program (AAP) is a unique, grant-funded program that serves qualified students who have fallen behind on credits due to attendance, academic, social, or other issues. Through a combination of group instruction and individual online courses, a student can earn credits toward graduation at an accelerated rate. The program is a self-contained division under the administration of La Salle-Peru High School. It is managed by a team including a coordinator/social worker and a teacher.
The purpose of the Attendance Advocacy Program is to provide a nontraditional learning environment so that each student:
- Is motivated to attend school every day.
- Earns enough credits to graduate.
- Receives individualized instruction and attention.
- Receives individualized social/emotional support focusing on strengths and areas of improvement.
- Develops an action plan to improve as a student and in overall well-being.
These outcomes will be achieved by:
- Creating a small learning community built upon relationships, accountability, and support. These will all be linked to improving attendance and learning.
- Ensuring that each student will be served by a caring and positive adult role model.
- Partnering with our communities in ways that create deeper classroom connections to personal life experiences.
- Maintaining a team-based approach to teaching and learning.