WHAT WE DO:
The Alternative Education Programs provide a variety of educational options for students, including smaller class sizes, online education, blended learning settings and traditional classroom instruction. The programs focus on the students as individuals and develop plans to ensure that the students will be successful. All of the alternative programs offer additional supports to students including on-site counseling and social work services. Discipline is addressed through positive reinforcement and behaviors are assessed to determine the underlying causes in order to return the students to a focus on learning. Mediations, parent meetings, wrap-around services and one-on-one student services are all methods by which needs are addressed to ensure students remain in school and have access to learning.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
Some of the programs allow the districts to maintain their students while also allowing them access to unique programming that will address their needs as they relate to mental health, academic struggles, and credit recovery. The programs include a dropout prevention/recovery program that has partnered with the Mahoning County Juvenile Court System to offer students a continuum of services. Movement throughout the alternative programs helps to ensure the most appropriate placement for the students.
Director of Alternative Programs