Alternative Education Programs
Horizons – Independent Study
- Can receive up to 5 credits per semester per class even if a student enters in the middle of the semester (dependent of how much work they can complete)
- Independent study grades will show up on transcript with the grade and how many credits they received (quarter grades will not show up on transcript – only semester grades)
- Independent study will start offering Spanish 1 and 2, Bio, and earth science, a long with most electives courses (does not offer some music classes or ceramics, for example)
- Student needs to be independent, capable of working on their own, and able to get to and from the Pleasant Hill Education Center
Home & Hospital
Home & Hospital is a temporary program designed to help maintain a student’s academic standing during a time of illness or other temporary disability.
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Necessary Small High Schools (NSHS)
Necessary Small High Schools are small alternative educational programs serving approximately 54 students. The NSHSs serve students who may not have been successful in a comprehensive high school setting. Special Education students must have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) designating a Necessary Small High School as the most appropriate educational placement. The instructional team normally consists of an administrator, 2 teachers, a part-time resource specialist, a part-time counselor, a part-time student services coordinator, and part-time clerical support.
- Are 16 to 18 years old, in 11th or 12th grade (except Crossroads, which serves pregnant or parenting teens in 9th through 12th grades).
- May be deficient in credits.
- May be lacking in social skills.
- Have the potential to master grade-level standards.
- Need more basic academic courses rather than a variety of electives and lab courses.
- Find success in a smaller setting.
To learn more about the different small necessary schools in the district and requirements to graduate please click here
Olympic Continuation High School:
Olympic is a slightly larger continuation school, serving approxiamately 400 students and is another option for student’s who are not on track to graduate. What Olympic has to offer:
- Smaller class sizes
- “First step” Orientation class
- Self-paced learning, counseling services
- Six week grading periods
- Career transitions program