Educational Intervention

Educational Intervention Program

CYC’s Educational Intervention program focuses on supporting 9th grade students failing 1-2 core courses, but also serves additional students based on the individual school’s need. CYC Educational Intervention Specialists work directly with students and collaboratively with school staff to meet students’ academic needs and reduce barriers to success.

Research shows that one core course failure in the 9th grade decreases one's chance of graduating by 20 percent, and this decrease continues for each additional course failure. Because the 9th grade year serves as a predictor of future success, CYC implements a hybrid model of service that combines direct service to students (academic monitoring, skill-building training, and advocacy) with capacity building in schools so that all 9th graders can move to 10th grade on time by credit.


  • Academic Planning 
  • Organization Skills
  • Study Skills 
  • Decision Making Skills 

2017-18 IMPACT

284 students were served through the Educational Intervention Program.

  • 86% of students raised at least one failing grade during each grading period
  • 71% of students ended the school year on track to graduate by total credits

Caseload Determination

Students who are failing 1-2 core classes (Science, Math, Social Studies, Language Arts) in the 9th grade after the first 6 weeks of school are identified to be on the Educational Specialist's caseload. Research has shown that on-track 9th graders are more than 3.5x more likely to graduate from high school in four years than their off-track peers. 


Case Management