Authors: Deanna Schexnayder, Daniel Schroeder, Greg Cumpton, and Kelly Stewart Nichols
Date: August 2007
Publication Type: Report, 42pp.
Project SOS began its operation in the spring 2004 semester and continued offering services through the 2005-06 school year. The project took place at the five AISD high schools with the highest concentrations of low-income students (Akins, Johnston, Lanier, Reagan, and Travis). The Austin Independent School District (AISD) Office of Advanced Academic Services implemented and supervised the operation of Project SOS. This demonstration sought to identify and eliminate many of the key variables that prevent high ability, low-income students from enrolling in Pre-AP/AP courses at the secondary level and performing successfully on Advanced Placement exams. Types of activities were limited to those amenable to school intervention.