The School of Life Dropout Prevention Curriculum: A Case Report

Grace Wayman, Leanne S. Hawken, Hannah M. Wright, Christian V. Sabey, Julia Fleming, Kathleen O’Donnell, Jack Rolfe


Students in high school or secondary school face challenges that too often lead them to drop out of school. Administrators and staff in many of these schools have attempted to address this challenge by adopting a framework of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) that offers graduated tiers of intervention suited to students’ needs. One such intervention that has been used in some parts of the US, was developed by the School of Life Foundation (SOLF). The intervention consists of a life-skills curriculum that supports students by addressing factors related to increased probability of dropping out of school. This article provides a case report, from the United States, of the SOLF intervention in the context of a PBIS framework.

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