TEA Drop-out Prevention/Intervention Services
Communities In Schools program strives to enable each child to develop the emotional, behavioral, and academic skills needed in order to live happy, productive and successful lives. We believe that in order for change to be affected, consistent positive reinforcement and daily opportunities for growth and development must be provided.
Communities In Schools provides services to youth in 24 schools, in 9 school district, within five counties. This opportunity is provided to student’s, males and female’s, ages 5 – 18 years old to participate in our program. Students are referred to our program through various sources; parents, administrators, counselors, teachers, students themselves to name a few. Most of the children served by Communities In School have had little success in their academic lives due to identified emotional and behavioral problems, and often, family situations. Limited social skills have interfered with their academic progress in other educational settings. Therefore, some are performing below grade level.
The students who are referred are provided a full assessment and an individualized plan is created with short term goals. The students are monitored all school year and a progress is noted every six weeks. The student is reassessed as needed to ensure the students success and promotion into the next grade or graduation.
Additional Services Include:
- Case Management
- Individual Supportive Guidance
- Life Skills Training
- Enrichment Services
- Education Enhancement Services
- Parental Involvement
- Substance Abuse Education
- Referrals to community agencies
- Social Services
- Career Awareness and College Readiness Services