At-risk students are defined as students who aren't experiencing school success and are in danger of school failure and/or non-completion. The Alabama State Department of Education recognizes that students may be at-risk due to situations, circumstances, and /or conditions (e.g., environment, family, health) over which they may have limited control. By providing focused attention and assistance in identified areas of need, students will be given opportunities to experience school success. Many of these students may be served at the local level through alternative programs. Observable indicators used to identify students who are at-risk may include, but are not limited to, the following: academics, attendance, behavior, environment.