Primary Target Populations
Project ACHIEVE is implemented, most often, in the following settings and with the following student populations:
- Preschools and Early Childhood Settings—Core Knowledge preschools, Head Start programs, Special needs preschool settings
- Elementary Schools
- Middle Schools
- High Schools—Especially those implementing "Small School" programs
- Elementary through High School Alternative School Programs
- Secondary-level Juvenile Justice Programs
- Charter schools/Private "specialization" schools
- Day and Residential Treatment Centers
- Other Special Education/"Special Population" schools
Project ACHIEVE components have been implemented thousands of schools in every state across the country—in virtually every state. Project ACHIEVE's Implementation Blueprint has been adapted and implemented in urban, suburban, and rural schools; in schools with students from many different national and international backgrounds and cultures; in schools with students living in extreme poverty to those from significant affluence; and in Native American schools in Alaska, Arizona, New Mexico, North Dakota, Wyoming, and elsewhere.
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Applying to Become a Project ACHIEVE School:
School and districts that are interesting in becoming involved with Project ACHIEVE, or in implementing one or more of its components may contact Dr. Knoff directly. Typically, all schools complete a Project ACHIEVE Application. This consists of a School Profile Form—that provides your Project ACHIEVE trainer with some important background and demographic characteristics of your school, and a School Commitment Checklist.
Determining School Readiness:
- Based on the Application and School Commitment Checklist, schools become involved in Project ACHIEVE based on (a) how well their goals and objectives match to the orientation and approaches used within the Project ACHIEVE Implementation Blueprint, and (b) their organizational and motivational readiness.
- For schools or districts that are not immediately ready to implement the program, Project ACHIEVE will work with them, if they wish, for 6-10 months to build their capacity to implement the program, to secure staff and community "buy-in," and/or to complete the strategic planning needed for full success.
Interested in a Project ACHIEVE Application?