P-06: Counseling and Other Considerations for Students At-Risk of Dropping out of High School
9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

The dropout epidemic has received nationwide attention for years. High school completion is important for the future success of individuals and society as a whole. It is imperative that school-based practitioners have the background knowledge to identify students who are at-risk of dropping out. The aim of this paper presentation is to provide practitioners with information about dropout risks and potentially effective counseling approaches to use with this at-risk population. Participants will also be provided with important considerations and strategies for supporting students during the ninth grade year, which is considered a crucial transitional period related to graduation outcomes.

Brianna Meshke McLay, Ed.S. and Sherika McKenzie, MS, MA.Ed., school psychologists, Chapman University.

Strand: C, Topic: 2, Level I