Susie Knupp, principal of Platte Canyon High School in Bailey, provides students at risk of expulsion with a way back into the school system. The Bridge program, which Mrs. Knupp created, is an intervention and transition program designed to help at-risk students improve their academic and social skills. For all of her students, she developed the Tech Prep program, a series of courses designed to help them become more technologically proficient. Students who are already skilled with technology are given an opportunity to use those skills through Mrs. Knupp’s S.W.A.T. (Student Workers Applying Technology) program, in which they assist the technology instructor in maintaining and upgrading the school’s computers. In addition, Mrs. Knupp coordinates a 5th-year senior program, in which seniors who stay on an extra year receive an associates degree from a community college, with all credits transferable to a college or university. Integral to the program is the use of an audio-video distance learning system.
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