At-Risk Student Social Services

At-Risk and Children First grants provide services for students who are not experiencing success and who run the risk of dropping out of school. At-risk students are usually low academic achievers who exhibit poor self-esteem and inadequate social skills. Factors that may contribute to students becoming at-risk include:

  • Behavioral difficulties / discipline issues
  • Low socioeconomic status
  • Poor attendance / truancy
  • Lack of structure at home
  • Disconnection from school culture (Disengagement)
  • Drug addictions
  • Pregnancy / parenthood
  • Lack of high educational expectations
  • Medical / emotional / mental issues

Support of at-risk students is provided through teachers, social workers, behavioral interventionists, nurses, district resource officers, a behavior analyst, and a teen parenting coordinator. These professionals work with students, families, and school personnel to assist in removing any barriers that may prevent our students from being successful in the academic setting.