What we do

  • Attendance: Miss a Day, Miss a Lifetime!

    Regular school attendance is essential for a student to make the most of his or her education to benefit from teacher-led and school activities, to build each day's learning on the previous day's, and to grow as an individual. Absences from class may result in serious disruption of a student's mastery of the instructional materials; therefore, the student and parent should make every effort to avoid unnecessary absences.

  • What is The Alpha Initiative?

    According to the National Center for School Engagement, there are three areas of emphasis that are key to the success of all students, but, most specifically, students who are at-risk of not attending school on a regular basis: ATTENDANCE, ACHIEVEMENT, and ATTACHMENT. It is our firm belief that we have a solemn responsibility to provide the best possible opportunities for success to each and every student in our district. Our mission is simple: We are here to help kids, no matter what!

    Program Offerings

    Student/Family Needs Analysis
    We will meet with students and families to identify factors that may be interfering with student attendance. We do this on campus as well as in-home as needed.
    Graduating Senior Services
    We can assist in providing services for graduating students such as college applications, FAFSA and assistance with registration.
    Barrier Removal Services
    Upon analysis, we work with students and families to develop success plans to maximize student attendance by helping students to remove barriers keeping them out of school.
    Student Level Intervention
    We can work with Tier 2 and Tier 3 students on attendance, grades, discipline, academic or campus barriers and complications as well as home issues that interfere with achievement.
    Referral To Outside Agencies
    If the need arises, we can make referrals to such outside agencies as Aliviane, YWCA, Project Bravo, Lee and Beulah Moor Home, US Border Patrol Project REAL, EPCC, and other organizations.
    Mass Outreach
    We can conduct campus level meetings for targeted audiences for attendance increase such as signing parents up for Parent Portal.
    Truancy Court Liaison Services
    If the need arises, we can make referrals to such outside agencies as Aliviane, YWCA, Project Bravo, Lee and Beulah Moor Home, US Border Patrol Project REAL, EPCC, and other organizations.
    Real Time Data Monitoring
    We monitor campus attendance rates daily and can assist campuses in developing short and long term attendance increase plans.
    Student/Parent Presentations
    We are able to plan and deliver large and small group presentations on topics including compulsory attendance, court procedures, antibullying, gang intervention, college readiness and self esteem, to name a few.
    Alpha Team Operations
    If campuses have specific needs, we can provide ENTIRE TEAM involvement for targeted operations in attendance, data, and other needs.
    Attendance for Credit Guidance
    We serve as resources for application of EPISD Board Policy FEC including serving on early attendance intervention and Attendance Review Committees.
    Residence Verification
    We provide investigative and home visit services to determine a student's place of residence for enrollment purposes.