Act 930 of 2017 defines a Student Success Plan as “a personalized education plan intended to assist students with achieving readiness for college, career, and community engagement.” Student Success Plans are developed by school personnel, in collaboration with parents and the student, and updated annually. The Student Success Plan is a working plan that is dynamic and visited periodically by the student and an advisor or mentor to support the overall success of the student to graduate ready for postsecondary opportunities.
Per A.C.A. § 6-15-2911, the four major components of the Student Success Plan are:
- Guide the student along pathways to graduation
- Address accelerated learning opportunities
- Address academic deficits and interventions
- Include college and career planning components
Additionally, each student's Student Success Plan shall be reviewed annually and revised as necessary to identify the courses to be taken each year until all required core courses are completed. Upon completion of the review, the student's Student Success Plan shall be signed by the:
(b) Student's parent, legal guardian, or person standing in loco parentis to the student; and
(c) School counselor.
Student Success Plans must be documented in a format and manner that is accessible to the student. While documentation of activities is required, it is critical to remember that student success planning is centered around trusted adults building relationships with students.
It’s about the process, not about the paper!
For more information, please contact:
Director of Student Support Services
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Four Capitol Mall, Mail Slot 13
Little Rock, AR 72201