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:
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.