This article begins by defining underachievement. It proceeds to discuss three main strategies to reverse underachievement patterns. The first way is through supportive intervention. This encourages the student to feel like part of a family at school. The second way is through intrinsic strategies. Students should be in classrooms that encourage attempts and value student input. Finally, remedial strategies are discussed. The article also includes information about the role a family plays with underachieving students.