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Student Success Team

The Student Success Team (SST) is a designated school-based committee designed by the Guidance Department to meet the needs of students at-risk of failure due to a combination of chronic academic, CVTE and/or behavioral/social-emotional issues that impact learning. The SST is specifically designed for students who require a team approach in determining and implementing intervention strategies to address severe and ongoing issues that negatively influence a student’s overall success.

What does the SST do?

  • Addresses chronic discipline, drop-out, academic, social-emotional and behavioral
    student challenges.
  • Provides timely support, suggestions and interventions when confronting school-wide
    concerns that need to be addressed.
  • Supports students by providing assistance in resolving diverse problems/challenges that
    may arise.
  • Discusses issues and writes plans related to the specific individual needs of the student.
  • Makes appropriate referrals for services within the school and/or community.
  • Collects and monitors written documentation and data of individual SST plans.
  • Involves parents to obtain input and information on an as needed basis.
    • SST will convene for a 30 school day follow up on each student to assess progress
      and determine any revisions that must be made.

What types of issues does the SST address?

  • Social/emotional issues resulting in psychiatric hospitalization
  • Increased behavioral infractions
  • Change in student presentation across multiple areas (i.e., grades, attendance, behavior)
  • Sudden decline in work completion, grades, etc.
  • Removal from home/ homelessness

What types of issues the SST DOES NOT address?

  • Academic difficulties
  • Course failure
  • Lack of work completion/ organization
  • Special Education issues – IEP/504
  • Insubordination
  • Tardiness or out-of-class behaviors
  • Disrespect towards others
    • Although the SST will address these issues as part of the larger problem, we will not
      discuss these types of issues in isolation.

How is the SST different from the Instructional Support Team (IST)?
The focus of the SST is on improving a student’s overall performance and well-being across
multiple domains as opposed to solely issues affecting academics in which new instructional
strategies and interventions need to be determined.

When and where does the SST meet?
8:30-10:00 am
Guidance Conference Room

What do I need to do to refer a student to the SST?

  • Complete the Student Success Team Referral
  • Attach the following to the referral:
    • Transcript
    • Current grades for the school year
    • Attendance
    • Conduct
    • A brief description of the presenting problem
  • Submit the referral packet to the student’s Guidance Counselor
  • The SST committee will determine the appropriateness of the referral and schedule a
    meeting date if deemed necessary

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Larkin at Ext. 740 or

Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for all students. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, homelessness, immigration status or veteran status in its education programs and activities, including admission to or employment in such programs or activities.