CIS bridges the gap for Banneker HS student

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CIS Site Coordinator Deon Harrison catapulted Tatyana into a new direction, one that would end in success.

Deon worked with Tatyana to develop study plans and support through various incentives, field trips, small group sessions, parental communication and advocacy with her teachers during the 2014-2015 school year. He also met with teachers to assist Tatyana in receiving extra credit assignments and make up work. CIS also bridged the gap of communication between Tatyana’s family and the school by holding phone conferences and facilitating face-to-face meetings with the counselor.

By the end of the school year, Tatyana passed her classes, passed the ninth grade, and without even attending summer school, she has earned enough credits to start the 2015-2016 year in the 11th grade. Her confidence has increased tremendously and her family feels more connected to her educational journey. She is now on track to graduate with her class of 2017.



Program Highlights: Why CIS works!

Site coordinators work with each caseload student, their parents and teachers to develop individual student plans. The plans outline specific goals for students to make improvements in critical areas including attendance, academics and behavior. In addition to developing and monitoring these plans, the list below includes other case management services:

  • Site Coordinator Mentorship
  • Attendance Incentives
  • Behavior Incentives
  • Academic Incentives and Support (grades, tutorial participation, tutors, advocacy)
  • College Access and Career Exploration Opportunities
  • Life Skills (workshops, field trips, mentors, etc.)
  • Home Visits

Contact Us

  • 260 Peachtree Street, Suite 750
    Atlanta, GA 30303

    404-897-2390
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