The Role of Parents in Dropout Prevention

Introduction

Students who drop out of school face a difficult future. They are more likely to be unemployed, incarcerated, and/or impoverished. For students with disabilities, the risks are intensified. Their dropout rate is about 40 percent, which is more than twice that of their peers without disabilities. However, families can play an important role in making sure their student with or without disabilities graduates. Staying involved in your teen’s life during middle school and high school is critical. This Brief provides information and practical tips to help you do this.

This issue of the Parent Teacher Conference Hnadouts presents strategies that promote graduation and school achievement.

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