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University-Ready College Bound Program (URCB)


The University-Ready College Bound Program promotes a college-going culture for migrant students and their families through activities that support the four A's: Advocacy, Attachment, Attendance, and Achievement.

Objectives

By June 30, 2010:
  • 7th- and 8th-grade migrant students participating in the URCB Program who attend the scheduled migrant club activities 85% of the time will increase their attenance, have fewer discipline referrals to the office and improve their GPA, as shown by grade transcripts and services logs.
  • 7th- and 8th-grade migrant students participating in the URCB Program who attend the scheduled migrant club activities 85% of the time will enlist in at least one extracurricular activity at school, as shown by services logs.
  • 100% of the parents participating in the URCB Program will attend as least one parent-teacher conference, parent-counselor conference, back-to-school event, or college study trip, as shown by services logs.
A guidance technician will be at assigned sites once a week. Program focus while on campus will include:
  • Advocacy
  • Engage students in Leadership Skills Development
    • Curriculum
      • College Ed
      • The PALMS Project
      • Starting in the Middle
    • Self-awareness
    • Human relations
    • Goal-setting
    • Service projects
    • School activities
    • High school requirements awareness
    • Community projects
  • Parent Contact
    • Inform parents of school functions
    • Talk to parents about their child's academic progress
    • Conduct parent conferences
  • Student Academic Progress
    • Monitor students' grades and attendance
    • Build relationships with teachers, staff, principal
  • Motivational Activities
    • Regional Migrant, district, community study trips to colleges
    • Other school extracurricular activities
  • Other roles of the Guidance Technician
    • Role model
    • Group facilitator
    • Promoter of support systems for students
    • Tutoring







Tulare County Office of Education
Migrant Education Program - Region VIII
All mail to: P.O. Box 5091, Visalia, CA 93278-5091
Physical address: 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277

Tony Velásquez, Administrator
(559) 651-3035 • fax: (559) 651-1701



Jim Vidak, County Superintendent of Schools
Tulare County Office of Education
All mail to: P.O. Box 5091, Visalia, CA 93278-5091
Physical address: 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277
phone: (559) 733-6300 • fax: (559) 627-5219

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