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Dropout Prevention Program to be Recognized
Dropout Prevention Program to be Recognized

 

Students at Desert Pines High School will be celebrated for their participation in a dropout prevention and job competency program.

Desert Pines High School and the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program will host a celebration from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday to induct chapter officers and recognize more than 30 students participating in JAG. The inaugural dinner will take place in the school, 3800 Harris Avenue, Las Vegas, and will include remarks from Governor Brian Sandoval, who serves on the National JAG Board and helped bring the program to Nevada.

The program, which is in its pilot year in the school district, provides dropout prevention, dropout recovery and school-to-career strategies for students. The program assists juniors and seniors to stay on track to graduate and also provides support for young adults to pursue college or jobs with career advancement opportunities.

JAG students participate in community-based learning projects, field trips, guest speakers and job insights from potential employers. Teachers serve as JAG specialists, using program curriculum on employment-related competencies. A career association lists potential jobs and provides students with interviewing techniques.

Valley High School, Cimarron-Memorial High School and Bonanza High School also implemented JAG this year, along with three schools in northern Nevada.