High School Re-Engagement Program

Due to the impact of the coronavirus, the United States Department of Education awarded grants to Governors for the purpose of emergency fund relief. As a result, Community Youth Advance (CYA), Latin American Youth Centers/Maryland Multicultural Youth Center (LAYC/MMYC), The Urban Alliance, and Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection (HW-SC) will work with PGCPS to re-engage high schools students in grades 9-12 who are identified as at-risk and have been chronically absent during the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year.

PGCPS and External Partners will implement supports, resources, and outreach to the identified 2,400 at-risk and chronically absent high school students in grades 9-12 with the goal of re-engaging students back into the school setting prior to second semester for the 2020-2021 school year and follow-up through the end of the school year.

Three objectives:

  • Make contact and connect with 100% targeted students/families using both traditional and creative methods – while remaining in compliance with all social distancing, health, and safety guidelines;
  • Re-engage and follow-up with the more than two-thirds of the students who have been “no shows” or chronically absent since school began in August 2020, by connecting the students with appropriate school placements while providing personal support so that students can return to school by the second semester of this school year; and
  • Sustain engagement of re-engaged students located through the efforts of PGCPS school-based personnel, PGCPS Pupil Personnel Workers (PPW), and External Partners.

Community Youth Advance Re-Engagement Schools:

  • Annapolis Road Academy
  • Charles Herbert Flowers High
  • Chesapeake Math and IT Public Charter
  • Chesapeake Math and IT South Public Charter
  • Croom High
  • Crossland High
  • Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High
  • Frederick Douglas High
  • Friendly High
  • Green Valley Academy
  • Gwynn Park High
  • Largo High
  • Oxon Hill High
  • Surrattsville High
  • Tall Oaks High