Document Type

Capstone Project (Campus-Only Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


There is a high percentage of students who are at-risk at Seaside High School perform academically low. Monterey Peninsula Unified School District (2017) states, “Tier 2 PBIS utilizes a regular teaming process and data for early identification of scholars at-risk for behavioral challenges. Still, a tiny percent of scholars need targeted/intensive intervention for high-risk behaviors, which is addressed in Tier 3”. Seaside High School a post-secondary school in the Monterey Peninsula uses Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) a prevention for students to encourage positive behavior and prevent problems before they occur. Spartaneous a supplemental project was developed as an individual college career workshop for at-risk students to understand what route students they may want to take after completing high school. The purpose of this project was for students to understand how important it is to receive a high school diploma and identify what careers they might be interested in. The implementation method of the project was designed to meet with individual students and develop individual portfolios on careers that might chose for their future. When implementing Spartaneous, each student had their own portfolio of career descriptions, their current grades for each class, and their unofficial transcript from freshman and sophomore year to review. The most important result was taking into consideration if the career is really for them. The students learned that education is important and failing is not going to get them at a higher destination. A recommendation to Seaside High School is for counselors to check in with at-risk students monthly to review their progress.

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