Alternative Education Programs
Alternative Middle School
 
This full-day program serves youths who are deemed to be at-risk and may benefit from social development as well as academic preparation. Academic instruction includes ELA, social studies, science, mathematics, related arts and physical education. The program focuses on hands-on skills, social skill building and academic instruction, while preparing students for the NYS intermediate assessments. Students are involved in local community projects as available. Positive work habits and attitudes are stressed. The goal is to academically and socially prepare students to enter a transitional 9th-grade setting as productive citizens.
 
Sites & Contact:
East Learning Center, Charles Wheeler, (607) 762-6400
West Learning Center, Maria Keesler, (607) 748-8261
 
 
Alternative High School
 
At-risk students are involved in individualized fulltime academic course work and character education to help them become successful, productive citizens of tomorrow. Program goals include successful transition to the component school setting, course work leading to a Regents high school diploma, graduation, career education, employment preparation skills, life-skills training and improved self-image.
Parent involvement and varied community linkages are an integral part of the program. A work experience apprenticeship component is available. Students attend courses that lead to a high school diploma. Programming is provided for students in grades 9-12. The Evertech program encourages students to explore either a career and technical or creative arts curriculum. The program's goal is for students to successfully meet state standards and obtain a high school diploma. The program also focuses on personal growth, helping each student to become a contributing member of the community.
 
Sites & Contact:
East Learning Center, Charles Wheeler, (607) 762-6400
Glenwood Education Center Evertech High School, Melissa Woodruff, (607) 763-3423
West Learning Center, Maria Keesler, (607) 748-8261 


KIDS2 Program
 
An alternative education program that provides a yearlong (or shorter) placement for students in lower grades experienceing academic diffriculties due to emotional issues.
Site & Contact:
Chenango Forks Elementary School, Paul Hoffman, (607) 766-3762


TASC/High School Equivalency Program
 
This program is for high school students ages 16-21 who are at risk of not completing the requirements for a high school diploma. The program's goal is to help students successfully obtain a TASC/High School Equivalency diploma, increase their life-skill training and assist with obtaining employment. Program options include half-day academic preparation or full-day academic preparation with work experience opportunities.
 
 
Site & Contact:
East Learning Center, Charles Wheeler, (607) 762-6400
 
 
 
Contact Information
 
For more information, contact the individual program administrator or Director, Tom McNair, at 763-3206.
 
 
How to Enroll For Districts:
How to Enroll For Parents:
Contact the school district that you reside in to enroll your school-age child.
 
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