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What is PASS?

PASS (Portable Assisted Study Sequence) is a nationally-recognized program that offers at-risk students an alternative means of earning full or partial academic course credits, or of building educational skills.

With PASS, a student works semi-independently with the assistance of a mentor/instructor who meets or is in contact with the student on a regular basis. The curriculum consists of learner-centered materials developed specifically for PASS, which include current teaching strategies to address all learning styles. Students also are able to undertake courses at their own pace.

Each semester of coursework is comprised of five study units, complete with unit tests. A student needing to complete an interrupted course, or one who is seeking a way to strengthen specific skills, can do only the units necessary instead of the entire course. Each unit equals approximately twelve to eighteen hours of instruction, adding up to a total of 90 hours for a full credit or its local equivalent. With the cooperation of school counselors and administrators, a student can begin a course in one location and complete it in another.

PASS is used in 25+ states nationwide and serves 10,000+ students annually.

Cindy DeRosa

PASS Coordinator
Migrant Education Program
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall, Mail Slot #18
Little Rock, AR 72201
Tel: (501) 324-9663
Fax: (501) 682-4886

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