August 22, 2013 – AUSTIN, TX – AimTruancy Solutions provided mentoring and case management support services to over 1000 students and families in Austin ISD during the 2012-2013 school year, and during an interview with NBC affiliate KXAN, Superintendent Meria Carstarphen discussed what the district’s priorities for the upcoming school year and also weighed in on the success of the AimTruancy program.
When asked if the Aim program helped contribute to the district’s 95% attendance rate, $5 million in additional funding, and record-high graduation rates – Carstarphen responded, “Oh Absolutely. Yea – some of it’s out-of-the box, some of its age-old and true. It’s a combination of things because every student has a different circumstance. Every child and their family has their own context that they’re trying to live in and go to school in.”
Aim provides students with positive one-on-one mentoring to help students succeed. Goal setting, accountability, and giving students hope are all key components to what we do.
Watch the full report from KXAN here: