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At-Risk Students   

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District strategies for addressing the needs of at-risk students may include but are not limited to:

1. Instruction that is responsive to individual student needs, interests and learning styles

(cf. 6000 - Concepts and Roles)

(cf. 6151 - Class Size)

(cf. 6159 - Individualized Education Program)

(cf. 6164.6 - Identification and Education under Section 504)

2. Curricula and instructional materials that are relevant and meaningful for students

(cf. 6030 - Integrated Academic and Vocational Instruction)

(cf. 6141 - Curriculum Development and Evaluation)

3. Integration of the core and supplemental educational programs

(cf. 0420.1 - School-Based Program Coordination)

(cf. 0420.3 - School-Based Student Motivation and Maintenance Program)

(cf. 6171 - Title I Programs)

(cf. 6172 - Gifted and Talented Student Program)

(cf. 6174 - Education for English Language Learners)

(cf. 6175 - Migrant Education Program)

4. Establishment and maintenance of a safe, positive school climate

(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive Safety Plan)

(cf. 5137 - Positive School Climate)

(cf. 5144 - Discipline)

5. Availability of effective support services

(cf. 1020 - Youth Services)

(cf. 5141.6 - Student Health and Social Services)

(cf. 6164.2 - Guidance/Counseling Services)

6. Collaboration with other agencies and community organizations in the delivery of services for children and families

(cf. 1400 - Relations Between Other Governmental Agencies and the Schools)

7. Parent support and involvement and/or parent education

(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)

8. Efforts to increase student attendance

(cf. 5113 - Absences and Excuses)

9. Availability of resources targeted to meet the needs of at-risk students

(cf. 3100 - Budget)

10. Staff development on the identification of student needs and strategies for addressing those needs

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4231 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4331 - Staff Development)

11. Adult-student connections and activities to help students develop a sense of belonging at school

(cf. 1240 - Volunteer Assistance)

(cf. 6164.5 - Student Study Teams)

12. Additional instructional assistance, especially efforts that can accelerate learning to help students meet grade-level standards

13. Alternative programs

(cf. 6158 - Independent Study)

(cf. 6181 - Alternative Schools)

(cf. 6182 - Opportunity School/Class/Program)

(cf. 6183 - Home and Hospital Instruction)

(cf. 6184 - Continuation Education)

(cf. 6185 - Community Day School)

14. Ongoing assessment of student outcomes and accountability for student learning

15. Regular evaluation of the effectiveness of programs designed to assist at-risk students

(cf. 6190 - Evaluation of the Instructional Program)

(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board)

16. Advocacy at the local, state and/or national levels to improve the conditions of children and families

Administrative LA CANADA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

approval: May 13, 2003 La Canada Flintridge, California