Senior Year Program

The JAG Senior Year Program concentrates on supporting high school seniors most susceptible to dropping out because they are facing 5 or more of the 33 Barriers to Success identified by JAG. This intensive program concentrates 180 hours of classroom instruction combined with individual and group counseling and a mix of employability skills development, career association, job development, leadership development and job placement services aligned with JAG’s industry validated Curriculum Competencies.

JAG Specialists are held accountable for the following process and performance outcomes with Alabama JAG Specialists annually exceeding nearly all outcome goals including:

  • 90 percent GED and/or high school graduation rate
  • 80 percent experiencing a positive outcome, including: employment, post-secondary education enrollment, or military
  • 60 percent employed in a job in the public or private sectors
  • 60 percent employed in a full-time job
  • 80 percent in a full-time placement, including: full-time job; full-time postsecondary enrollment; or, a combination of work and school
  • 80 percent improvement in attendance rate
  • 80 percent improvement in self-esteem index
  • 80 percent improvement in GPA
  • 90 percent participation in JAG Career Association meetings and activities
  • 80 percent increase using pre- and post-test knowledge assessment
  • 90 percent participation in service learning projects
  • 80 percent decline in discipline referrals
  • Students are selected with no less than a 5.0 average number of barriers
  • 90 percent of participants with reduction in one or more barriers
  • Average number of contact hours per participant: 120 contact hours
  • Average number of JAG competencies attained in senior year: 37
  • 100 percent of participants are being tracked accurately and in a timely manner using the Electronic National Data Management System (e-NDMS)
  • 5 percent or less of graduates in the unable to contact rate category
  • 40 percent pursuit of a post-secondary education