How is a student determined to be at-risk of dropping out of school?
The Texas Education Agency has defined thirteen criteria that help identify students that are likely to drop out of school. These include:
- Students involved in the juvenile justice system,
- Students who have been placed in an alternative education program,
- Students who are teen parents or children of teen parents,
- Children of incarcerated parents,
- Children who are wards of the State,
- Children who are homeless,
- Students who have been expelled,
- Students who fail 2 or more core academic subjects,
- Students who fail to promote to the next grade level,
- Students who fail an assessment instrument,
- Students who is of limited English proficiency
Teachers, counselors, administrators, nurses, peers and parents of the student can refer an at-risk student for CISNT services. Once referred to CISNT, parental consent must be given to allow CISNT to serve an at-risk student.