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R 6270 Instruction for At-Risk Students

At-risk students are identified by reviewing permanent records, school performance, and teacher and parent/guardian conferences and interviews. Teacher, counselor, social worker, nurse, and/or parent/guardian referral may initiate a staffing by appropriate school personnel to identify and determine appropriate services for children at risk of academic failure.

Once identified, these students are given necessary support and intervention services such as language arts and/or mathematics instruction, frequent parent/guardian conferences and involvement and curriculum modifications to accommodate the special needs of these students.

Examples of students who may be educationally at risk include, but are not limited to:

  1. Academic problems - one or more years behind age group; promotion doubtful due to poor grades; without access to appropriate educational program.

  2. Discipline/Behavior problems - recurring discipline problems; has rebellious attitude; unable to relate to authority; has been referred for social work or psychological assistance.

  3. Disengaged from school - has negative attitude toward learning; has high absentee or truancy rate.