Strategies are methods or plans used to accomplish a goal. In our case strategies represent categories of possible actions or interventions which might be useful to organize school improvement related to discipline and dropout prevention. These strategies represent sub-components of an overall plan to address a need or problem. More than one strategy may be used concurrently, but too many different strategies all at once would probably be confusing. As a result we recommend that a school identify just a few (2-4) strategies to work on at any one time. Strategies can be chosen based on needs identified in school data and also matched to interests and culture of a particular school.