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Personalized Alternative Education Department

What is Alternative Education?

Alternative Education Programs, which are often developed at the school level, take many different forms and have many different objectives. They most often appeal to students who are deemed to be at risk and who are experiencing difficulty dealing with the multi-teacher, multi-class delivery system. Alternative Programs tend to follow the elementary school principle of one-room stability and security. The Alternative student deals with fewer adults in an envionment where there is more time for individual attention.

Who is an Alternative Education Student?

Presently, Alternative Education students come from all levels of school programming and usually have gaps in their basic knowledge that interfere with current learning. Many older students, who have dropped out or are on the verge of dropping out, find Alternative programming socially more comfortable than attending classes with much younger students. Many students lack self-confidence which these programs try to address. Other students, however, are seeking a non-traditional learning experience.

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