About Dropout Prevention and Recovery
The purpose of the Dropout Recovery Program (DRP) is to provide an alternative pathway to graduation for disenfranchised youth. DRPs provide a way to continue lowering Arizona's dropout rate and increase the number of high school graduates equipped with the skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century by providing access to educational resources and closing the opportunity gap.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a Dropout Recovery Program (DRP)?
- A program dedicated to assisting youth that have left the education system to achieve their high school diploma in an alternative setting.
What are the Requirements for DRP?
- School District or Charter that provides instruction to high school students
- School must apply and be granted alternative school status annually
- LEAs must contact ADE to request required DRP documents in May
- Charters must submit program of instruction amendment to Arizona State Board of Charter Schools including method of instruction for dropout recovery program
- LEAs must submit required DRP documentation by June 30 each year
- LEAs must send documentation to ADE School Finance in July (activation takes approximately 3 weeks)
- Additional information: see A.R.S. 15-901.06
What is Alternative School Status?
DRP Procedure for LEAs
Please email [email protected] for information
SY22-23 DRPs (EMO's not included)
- Arizona Call-a-Teen Youth Resources, Inc./Arizona Center for Youth Resources
- Career Success Schools
- Cochise County Accommodation School District
- Eastpointe High School, Inc.
- GAR, LLC dba Student Choice High School
- North Star Charter School, Inc.
- Pima County Accommodation School District
- Prescott Unified District
- Tucson Youth Development/ACE Charter High School
Please Note: Currently, ADE does not allow mid-year openings of DRPs. Therefore, any submission currently would be considered for the next fiscal/school year starting on July 1st.