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Academic Support Center



The Carlisle Community School ASC program is focused on prevention, early intervention, and transition of students through the Carlisle School System.  The intent of our programming is to help students become successful and to prevent potential student dropout by assisting identified students who are having difficulties in the areas of personal, social, academic, and career preparations skills. The program is designed to help assure that our student population will graduate, is employable, healthy and drug-free.


As defined by 281 Iowa Administrative Code 12.2 (256), an “at-risk student” means any identified student who needs additional support and who is not meeting or not expected to meet the established goals of the educational program (academic, personal/social, career/vocational).  At-risk students include but are not limited to students in the following groups: homeless children and youth, dropouts, returning dropouts, and potential dropouts.


The Carlisle Community School District will include in its comprehensive school improvement plan the following provisions for meeting the needs of at-risk students (281 Iowa Administrative Code 12.5 (13)):

  1. Valid and systematic procedures and criteria to identify at-risk students throughout the school district’s school-age population,
  2. Determination of appropriate ongoing educational strategies for alternative options to the education programs as required in Iowa Code of section 280.19A, and
  3. Review and evaluation of the effectiveness of provisions for at-risk students.