ALTERNATIVE LEARNING PROGRAMS
Alternative Learning Programs and Schools (ALPS) are safe orderly, caring and inviting learning environments that assist students with overcoming challenges that may place them "at-risk" of academic failure and disruptive behavior so that they can learn, graduate and become productive community contributors. The goal of each program and school is to promote high quality and rigorous academic and safety programs through the development of individual student strengths, talents and interests. Effective alternative learning programs and schools encompass the following seven principles: Clear Mission, Leadership, Culture and Climate, Professional Development, Parent/Community Involvement, Curriculum and Instruction, and Monitoring and Assessment.
This document provides standards and effective practices for the development and implementation of Alternative Learning Programs/ Schools.