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The School Success Partnership Program is a FREE prevention program that identifies students at-risk for academic failure. Students are referred to the program by school staff, community agencies and parents with a common goal for the child—SUCCESS!   

Program History

The Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency Inc.’s School Success Partnership Program (School Success) serves school-aged children and youth from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade who are at-risk for academic failure. School Success began approximately two decades ago in response to community awareness that school failure was a complex, multi-faceted issue linked to chronic poverty, unemployment, juvenile delinquency, domestic violence, teen pregnancy, child abuse and neglect, and a lack of parent education.

Students served by School Success experience a variety of issues and conditions that affect school performance and create barriers to academic success including family issues (e.g., divorce, unemployment, death, etc.), attendance issues, behavioral issues, transitional issues, and unmet mental health and/or medical needs. The program collaboratively works with students and their families, school administrators, teachers and staff, and community agencies in order to address presenting issues and meet students’ needs. As a result of participating in School Success, students are expected to have increased school attendance; improved academic performance; an increase in parental involvement with their child’s education; and family barriers identified and removed for student success. School Success has become an integral resource for students, families, and schools in Northeast Michigan.

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Reasons for Referral

  • Academic Concerns
  • Attendance Concerns
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Family Issues: divorce, death, imprisonment, unemployment, economic hardship
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Untended Needs
  • Homelessness
  • Any factor that may have a negative impact on a child's successful learning experience

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What does the School Success Program Do?

A School Success Liaison will meet with the parent(s)/guardian, child, teachers, and school administrators to develop and create a plan for student success. These plans address all areas of concern and include intervention strategies for school and home. School Success Liaisons make weekly student contacts and bi-weekly contacts with parent(s)/guardian, teachers and and other community resources. The program is designed to link families with resources and coordinate services when needed.