Sweetwater County School District #1 Dropout Prevention
National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) has conducted and analyzed research; sponsored workshops and national conferences; and collaborated with researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to further the mission of reducing America’s dropout rate by meeting the needs of youth in at-risk situations, including students with disabilities.
Students report a variety of reasons for dropping out of school; therefore, the solutions are multidimensional. Fifteen strategies have been identified to have a positive impact on reducing school dropout. These strategies work well together and overlap. These strategies have proven to be successful at all school levels in varied settings. These strategies are grouped into four general categories: Foundational strategies (school-community perspective), early interventions, basic core strategies, and managing and improving instruction.
Sweetwater #1 has reviewed these strategies and has incorporated them into schools within the district.