The New Heights Evaluation: Implementing an Effective School-Based Program for Expectant and Parenting Teens

Positive Adolescent Futures Study OAH Brief No. 2
Publisher: Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health
Jun 29, 2017
Authors
Susan Zief, Julie Worthington, and Subuhi Asheer
This brief summarizes the implementation of New Heights in Washington D.C. public schools. The New Heights evaluation provides an in-depth look at the implementation of the program in DCPS. The study found that the highly dedicated team of program leaders and school-based coordinators work together to implement a program model that improves the academic outcomes of parenting students. The coordinators are critical to the success of the program. Coordinators have the autonomy to implement and integrate the core program components as necessary. In other words, the coordinators are expected to do what it takes to support each student in making progress and graduating.