Funding was received from Durham Public Schools to evaluate the Magic Johnson Bridgescape Academy, a new alternative high school program, on the academic engagement and performance of approximately 100 Durham area students who previously dropped out of high school and have enrolled in this new program. The evaluation consisted of qualitative methods including focus groups with students and interviews with teachers and program staff as well as quantitative methods including administration of a survey or questionnaires and compilation of archival data obtained from report cards and program records.