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OAR Program

An Alternative Learning Experience 

The ALE is a program designed to meet the social/ emotional health and academic needs of students in grades 8-12  who are struggling in the traditional school setting with health related concerns that may include the following:

  • Anxiety

  • Social/Emotional Issues 

  • Depression

  • Truancy due to health issues


In order to be considered for this alternative learning program

  • Students must be referred for consideration by the administration and counselor of their current school

  • Students must have parent/guardian approval and a strong family or other support system.

  • Students must agree to attend school four days per week and actively engage in academic and mentoring activities 

  • Students with an IEP or 504 plan must have a meeting convened with case managers from originating school and a plan developed to define how Specially Designed Instruction and 504 accommodations will be met

  • A team of professionals will review each student’s application for program admission

  • Prospective students and their parent/guardian must meet with the administrator of ALE

  • Students will be admitted on an ongoing basis.

  • Incoming students will meet with counselor/principal prior to entering OAR

  • Students are encouraged to take one or two courses at their school of origin.  If IEP goals are present, classes at sending school will provide Specially Designed Instruction

  • Students will transition to comprehensive schools with tools for success and structured support.