Alternative Education Program

Please contact Mechelle Knox at mknox@elginps.net for information about the alternative education program. 

The Alternative Education Program will serve 25-30 students from ages 13-21. The curriculum will be competency-based credit. The students will be administered the curriculum from the American Preparatory Institute, and resource materials which meet the P.A.S.S. requirements mandated by the Oklahoma State Department of Education. 

The curriculum will be self-paced and taught by a certified staff member. The programs director will serve as the administrator and instructor as needed to promote a high level of academic excellence. Students will be required to enroll in a counseling component and a day component; unless, they are a fifth-year senior. Students will be allowed to enroll in four regular classes, plus, counseling. (When students complete a subject, they may have their programs reevaluated and enter an additional subject at the discretion of the Principal.

AT-RISK IDENTIFICATION:
 Definition of At-Risk Students are children and youth who's present or predictable status (economic, social-cultural, academic, and/or health) indicates that they might fail to successfully complete their secondary education and acquire basic life skills necessary for higher education, vocational education and/or employment.

More specifically children may be deemed at risk if:
  1. They are a member of a household or family whose income is at or below poverty level.
  2. The student is overage for grade placement. The students GPA is below 2.0.
  3. The student has credit deficiencies for graduation or promotion with the entering class.
  4. 2 credits or less 3-5 credits 6-7 credits 8 credits or more
  5. The student has a low composite standard test score. 34% (41 nce) or less 19% (32 nce or less without special education services)
  6. The student has the following behavioral interventions: Full day in-school suspension (2-5 times)Full day in-school suspension (5 times or more)Home suspension (1-2 times) Home suspension (2 times or more) 
  7. The student has poor attendance during the semester or previous semester. Absent 8 days Absent more than 10 days (excluding transitory medical conditions)
  8. The student has a personal crisis or trauma such as: Pregnancy Drug / alcohol abuse
  9. Physical abuse Suicide attempt A parent, teacher or counselor has referred the student.
  10. Transience status of the student (3 years of possible) 2 or more schools 3 or more schools 4 or more schools
  11. The student has been retained One or more years Two or more years
  12. The student has been a school dropout the student has behavioral adaptation problems Externalizes Internalizes
  13. The students may meet any of the above criteria in order to apply and /or be referred for the alternative education program.