Dropout Prevention & Re-Engagement

Adult Education & GED Registration Event

Checklist: Enroll. Educate. Success

The Student Health and Wellness Department hosts events to re-engage and re-enroll Prince William County students. This opportunity provides students with the ability to re-enroll in an educational program or school that meets their individual needs and work toward achieving a high school diploma or GED.

For more information, please contact Dr. Jillian O’Callaghan, Dropout Prevention and Truancy Intervention Coordinator, OCallaJ@pwcs.edu.


Date Time Location
January 17, 2024 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Rd., Manassas, VA 20112
January 19, 2024 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Rd., Manassas, VA 20112
January 24, 2024 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Rd., Manassas, VA 20112

Dropout Prevention

Attendance and school engagement is a critical factor in a student's success. According to the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE):

 "Chronic absenteeism correlates to low academic achievement, is a powerful predictor of dropout rates, and has been linked to poor outcomes later in life. Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing ten percent or more of the academic year for any reason, including excused absences, unexcused absences, and suspensions. Based on a 180-day school year, that means approximately 18 days per year or 2 to 3 days per month."

Students wearing backpacks walking together in groups

Family involvement is crucial to keeping students in school.
Visit the Attendance Family Resource webpage
for ways you can support your student.  


Resources

Contact Us

Dr. Tamaica Martin | Supervisor of Student Prevention Programs & Family Assistance
MartinTS@pwcs.edu

Dr. Jillian O'Callaghan | Coordinator, Dropout Prevention and Truancy Intervention
OCallaJ@pwcs.edu

Lisa Gray | Student Prevention Programs & Family Assistance, Administrative Assistant
GrayLD@pwcs.edu
703-791-7268