Educational Opportunities

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  • Adult Basic Education (82)
    HH-0500.0500

    Adult Basic Education

    HH-0500.0500

    Programs, usually offered by community adult schools or as evening classes at local high schools, that provide instruction in fundamental learning skills for adults who have never attended school or have interrupted formal schooling and need to raise their level of education to increase their self-confidence and/or prepare for an occupation. Emphasis is placed on basic reading, language and mathematics to strengthen functional skills in communication, computation and personal-social interaction.
  • Charter Schools (18)
    HD-0500.1500

    Charter Schools

    HD-0500.1500

    Elementary or secondary schools that are operated by a nonprofit board under a contractual arrangement with a state education authority, public university, community college, intermediate school district or local school district. Charter schools can operate any combination of grades from kindergarten through 12th grade, can specialize in a specific subject area or approach, may be required to meet specialized accountability standards and/or to abide by the same laws and regulations that govern public schools, and cannot charge tuition.
  • Childbirth Education (29)
    LJ-5000.1500

    Childbirth Education

    LJ-5000.1500

    Programs that offer classes or other educational experiences which prepare prospective mothers and their birth partners emotionally and physically for the labor and birth process. Topics covered include anatomy and physiology of birth, relaxation and breathing techniques, different types of labors, birthing/delivery options and postpartum care. Also included are programs that prepare other members of the family (grandparents and siblings) for the arrival of a new family member.
  • Citizenship Education (63)
    HH-0500.1500

    Citizenship Education

    HH-0500.1500

    Programs that prepare individuals to take the oath of U.S. citizenship and to exercise the attendant rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Citizenship courses help immigrants develop an understanding of and appreciation for American culture, institutions and ideals; and focus on important events in U.S. history, the Constitution and its historic background, and the organization, powers and duties of federal, state and local governments.
  • Consumer Education (48)
    DD-1800

    Consumer Education

    DD-1800

    Programs that utilize a wide variety of informational materials and techniques to increase the public's awareness of their rights and responsibilities as consumers of goods and services. The services may include information concerning federal and state consumer protection laws and regulatory agencies; advice regarding comparison shopping, use of consumer reports and buying guides, and other practices that help consumers make informed decisions and avoid problems before they occur; and education regarding the steps that need to be taken to resolve problems with unfair credit practices, defective products, shoddy repairs or workmanship or incompetent services.
  • Continuing Education (82)
    HH-0500.1600

    Continuing Education

    HH-0500.1600

    Programs, usually offered as adjuncts to community college, college or university programs, that provide credit-granting and/or noncredit courses for adults who are seeking specific learning experiences on a part-time or short-term basis for personal, academic or occupational development.
  • Education Advocacy Groups (10)
    TD-1600.1770

    Education Advocacy Groups

    TD-1600.1770

    Organizations that promote a particular practice like bilingual education, support the passage and enforcement of laws and other social measures that will result in specific types of educational reform or other improvements in the educational system, or support specific changes in local educational institutions that will improve the delivery of services to local students.
  • Educational Testing (157)
    HL-2000

    Educational Testing

    HL-2000

    Programs within the formal education system or offered by outside agencies which utilize a variety of instruments to gather information about an individual's abilities, skills, understanding, knowledge, achievement, or educational, psychological or medical difficulties for the purpose of screening and selecting individuals for admission to an educational institution or program or for developing a plan of individualized instruction to help students who have exceptional needs overcome their learning problems.
  • Firearm Safety Education (4)
    JR-8200.2100

    Firearm Safety Education

    JR-8200.2100

    Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the basic techniques for safely handling, cleaning, repairing and storing rifles, shotguns, pistols and other firearms. Also included are programs that teach young children the dangers associated with firearms, the difference between toy guns and real ones, the importance of not touching or handling guns that may be found around the house or in other environments and what to do if they come into contact with a gun, i.e., leave the vicinity where the gun is located and tell an adult immediately; and/or that teach parents child-related firearm safety including the suggestion that they ask other parents if there are firearms in the home and ensure that they are safely secured before allowing their child to visit.
  • General Sexuality/Reproductive Health Education (7)
    LJ-8000.2500

    General Sexuality/Reproductive Health Education

    LJ-8000.2500

    Age-appropriate education programs that address the biological, sociocultural, psychological and spiritual aspects of human sexuality. Topics may include an introduction to the nature of sexuality and the process of reproduction; male and female anatomy; the function of hormones; the menstrual cycle; pregnancy; contraception and contraception options including abstinence, barrier methods, fertility awareness methods and hormonal methods; facts regarding contraception effectiveness; abortion and abortion methods; sterilization options; reproductive health including menstrual irregularities and typical causes, sexually transmitted disease/HIV and infertility; menopause; dating; marriage; responsible and caring sexual relationships; interpersonal skills; self-esteem; intimacy; body image; gender roles; and homosexuality. Not all programs address all topics.
  • Home Based Parenting Education (181)
    PH-6100.3300

    Home Based Parenting Education

    PH-6100.3300

    Programs that visit the homes of parents who want to acquire the knowledge and skills to be effective in their parenting role and provide parenting education services in the family setting. The programs may focus on teen parents; parents who need to develop skills to handle a difficult child; families who want to learn school-readiness activities to share with their child; individuals for whom parenting is a new experience; families at risk for child abuse, neglect or out-of-home placement; or others who have issues that are most effectively resolved in the home environment.
  • Homeless School Transition Programs (1)
    HH-3000

    Homeless School Transition Programs

    HH-3000

    Programs offered by schools or school districts that seek to stabilize the educational experience of homeless children by identifying a school that they will attend on a consistent basis throughout the year regardless of the family's current location and by offering the supportive services they need to succeed in their educational endeavors. Included may be transportation between specified community shelter facilities and the child's school; clothing that is appropriate for a school environment; books and other educational materials; and special classes that help the homeless child deal with issues such as personal hygiene and health care in a homeless setting. The goal of the program is to transition the child into mainstream education.
  • Homeschooling (3)
    HD-0500.3000

    Homeschooling

    HD-0500.3000

    A formal program of primary and secondary education that is provided by parents who are licensed to teach their children in the home. Licensing is not required in all jurisdictions. However, it is generally mandatory for parents to closely follow the approved study outlines and home schooled children are tested according to the guidelines prevailing within the local public school system.
  • Intermediate Schools (174)
    HD-8000.1800-330

    Intermediate Schools

    HD-8000.1800-330

    Educational institutions that provide formal instruction for students in the fourth, fifth, or sixth grades (and in some cases, seventh and eighth grades) which places emphasis on a gradual exposure to a broad curriculum including history, geography, social studies, basic general science, literature, art, music, creative writing, physical education and possibly languages.
  • Life Skills Education (16)
    PH-6200.4600

    Life Skills Education

    PH-6200.4600

    Programs that offer training which focuses on the knowledge and skills an individual may need to live independently or make a successful transition to independent living. Participants may include runaway youth who are living on their own, youth who because of age can no longer be maintained in foster care, new widows, victims of domestic abuse, people who have previously been homeless, and others who have lived in an environment in which decision making and responsibilities of daily living have been handled by another as well as people currently living independently who want to be more effective. Training may address job search and retention, money management, insurance, taxes, rental agreements, vehicle purchase, nutrition, home management, health care, legal emancipation for teens and other similar topics.
  • Magnet Schools (16)
    HD-0500.5000

    Magnet Schools

    HD-0500.5000

    Elementary or secondary schools within the public education system that offer experimental learning environments or courses that are not available within the regular school curriculum, and which are designed to attract students on a voluntary basis from all parts of a school district without reference to the usual attendance zone rules. Some schools of choice have their own sites; others are housed at regular schools that have extra space.
  • Migrant Education Programs (1)
    HH-5000

    Migrant Education Programs

    HH-5000

    Programs that provide formal supplementary learning activities and experiences for school age children who travel with their families from one temporary residence to another to enable family members to secure temporary or seasonable employment.
  • Nutrition Education (47)
    LH-2700.6000

    Nutrition Education

    LH-2700.6000

    Programs that provide information concerning the basic principles of healthful eating, food handling, food preparation and shopping skills. Included is information about the basic food groups, vitamin and mineral requirements, the relationship of nutrition to the preservation of good health and the prevention of illness, and dietary choices such as vegetarianism.
  • Organizational Training Services (62)
    TO-6600

    Organizational Training Services

    TO-6600

    Programs that offer training materials, packages or programs that are designed to increase the knowledge and skills of users or participants regarding particular management techniques or strategies or in a targeted programmatic or service delivery area. Included are programs that design customized training to meet the special needs of individual organizations as well as those that identify and address competencies or problems that are generally associated with the management of nonprofit organizations, the administration or delivery of human services or the operation of small businesses. Training may target prospective board members, current board members, chief executive officers, staff, corporations with nonprofit board service programs, funding organizations, management service organizations, training personnel or consultants working in the nonprofit sector.
  • Parenting Education (301)
    PH-6100

    Parenting Education

    PH-6100

    Programs that provide classes, workshops or other educational opportunities for parents or potential parents who want to acquire the knowledge and skills to be effective in their parenting role.
  • Personal Safety Education (14)
    JR-8200.6500

    Personal Safety Education

    JR-8200.6500

    Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the measures that people can take to ensure their personal safety while engaging in specific activities that may put them at risk of accident or injury.
  • Poison Safety Education (1)
    JR-8200.3000-650

    Poison Safety Education

    JR-8200.3000-650

    Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the measures people can take to ensure that hazardous household products, pesticides, medication, plants and other poisonous substances are beyond the reach of children, pets and other vulnerable individuals. Topics may include a list of dangerous materials typically found in the home, suggestions for their safe storage and handling, remedies to keep on hand (e.g., syrup of ipecac which induces vomiting when people eat or drink certain poisons), and steps to take if a poisoning incident occurs.
  • Primary Schools (164)
    HD-8000.1800-650

    Primary Schools

    HD-8000.1800-650

    Educational institutions that provide formal instruction for students in the first, second and third grades that focuses on developing the children's understanding and knowledge of the basic skills such as reading, writing and arithmetic.
  • Public Preschools (153)
    HD-1800.6500-700

    Public Preschools

    HD-1800.6500-700

    Preschool programs that are a part of the local public school system and are typically open to all children age three to four who are living in the community. There are generally no other eligibility criteria.
  • School Districts (158)
    HD-8200

    School Districts

    HD-8200

    Local administrative units that operate schools or contract for school services in specific geographical areas.
  • Sexual Abstinence Education Programs (4)
    LJ-8000.8250

    Sexual Abstinence Education Programs

    LJ-8000.8250

    Programs targeting school-age children that are designed to delay the onset of sexual activity until the individual is married and thus reduce the incidence of adolescent pregnancy, STD transmission, and HIV/AIDS. Most programs address the benefits of sexual abstinence and promote the concepts that abstinence until marriage and mutual monogamous relationships during marriage are expected standards, that contrary behavior is likely to have harmful physical and psychological effects, that bearing children out of wedlock is likely to have harmful consequences for all, that abstinence is the only certain way to avoid pregnancy and related health problems, and that alcohol and drug use increase vulnerability to sexual advances. Abstinence education programs are offered by a variety of organizations including the schools, religious groups and agencies that serve youth; vary in format, some providing educational classes, others individual sessions; and may include role play components or other devices which help children learn and practice ways to reject sexual overtures.
  • Speakers/Speakers Bureaus (59)
    TJ-6500.8000

    Speakers/Speakers Bureaus

    TJ-6500.8000

    Programs that maintain lists of individuals who are willing to make presentations on any of a variety of human service topics and social issues or which have paid staff or volunteers, one of whose primary responsibilities is public awareness and education with respect to one or a variety of community services, issues and problems.
  • Special Education (244)
    HH-8000

    Special Education

    HH-8000

    Programs that provide educational services including special placement and individualized programming, instruction and/or support services for exceptional children, youth and/or adults, including those who have hearing impairments, visual impairments, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities and/or other developmental disabilities, emotional disturbance, multiple disabilities or speech or language impairments and who need appropriately modified curricula, teaching methodologies and instructional materials in order to learn. Services may include the development, in partnership with the child's parents, of an individualized educational plan to meet the child's needs and the implementation and review at least annually of each child's plan to determine progress and future needs.
  • Special Education Advocacy (24)
    FT-8000.8000

    Special Education Advocacy

    FT-8000.8000

    Programs that work to ensure that children and youth with disabilities receive a free, appropriate, public education often by providing assistance for parents who need support in seeking and obtaining needed early intervention, educational, medical or therapeutic services for their children.
  • Special Preschools (149)
    HD-1800.6500-870

    Special Preschools

    HD-1800.6500-870

    Programs that provide educational experiences and activities that are especially designed to meet the needs of young children who are at risk for disabilities or who have been identified as having a disability and who would benefit from a structured preschool setting which focuses on social, emotional and physical development in addition to pre-academic skills. Services generally include an assessment of the child's strengths and weaknesses and the development and implementation of an individualized plan to help the child develop confidence, self-esteem and appropriate social skills.
  • Summer School Programs (7)
    HH-8300

    Summer School Programs

    HH-8300

    A program of instruction offered during the summer by a school, college or university which enables students to accelerate their progress toward a degree or diploma or to make up credits lost through absence or failure.
  • Tobacco Use Education/Prevention (5)
    RX-8250.8000

    Tobacco Use Education/Prevention

    RX-8250.8000

    Programs that provide information about smoking and nicotine addiction, the dangers associated with smoking or utilizing other substances containing nicotine, the risks associated with exposure to second hand smoke and different approaches to smoking cessation with the objective of preventing people from starting to smoke or of helping them find a way to give up the habit if they already use tobacco products. Included may be printed materials or videos that address the subject and presentations in schools and agencies and to family groups.
  • Traffic School (1)
    JR-8200.8500-850

    Traffic School

    JR-8200.8500-850

    Programs that are designed primarily for traffic offenders but are open to all people who may be interested which offer classes about the laws and regulations in the motor vehicle code and highway courtesy. The classes provide information about defensive driving techniques, demonstrations of the effects of alcohol on driving ability and warnings regarding the types of driving behaviors that most frequently result in accidents; and may be available via the Internet. Traffic school attendance may be court-ordered.
  • Vocational Education (40)
    HH-9000

    Vocational Education

    HH-9000

    Secondary or postsecondary education programs available in regular or trade high schools or through separate vocational centers or programs that provide formal preparation for semiskilled, skilled, technical or professional occupations for high-school-aged students and, in some cases, adults who have opted to develop or expand their employment opportunities, often in lieu of preparing for college entry. Vocational education programs help participants prepare for full-time employment upon graduation, part-time employment while in school or for more advanced vocational training at the postsecondary level.
 
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