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  1. Jonathan Francis, Jr. Director Allendale county school districtAlternative school

  2. Overview of Topics • Mission Statement • Students served • Academic Programs • PBIS • Counseling • Technology • Professional Development • Community Involvement • Things to Come

  3. Allendale County School District VISION • To insure that each child exiting Allendale County Schools will be equipped with the knowledge to support a college entrance or a completer certificate from the vocational school. BELIEFS • We believe that: • All students can be successful • All students can excel to their optimal potential • A higher power exists • Moral character is an important leadership trait • Effective communication is essential to building trust • A nurturing and diverse environment promotes growth • Successful communities collaborate towards common goals

  4. Students Served • Grade 6 through 12 • Max out around 30 to 45 students • Discipline – normally a quarter • Academically behind • Overage • Home life or personal struggles

  5. Academic Programs -- General • Five Periods a day • 1 hour and 5 minute periods • No study hall • No access to PEand Related Artsclasses • Behavioral Intervention Specialist • No Media Center/Library

  6. Academic Programs -- General • Academic Intervention Specialist • School psychologists • All students and guardians meet with the principal for a one on one conference • Uniforms

  7. Academic Programs – Middle School • ELA, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies everyday • Remediation & Exploratory periods to focus on weaknesses

  8. Academic Programs – Middle School • WOLVES – Winning Over Learners by Varying Educational Strategies • Plato– Individualized instruction • Team planning • Keyboarding for 8th graders

  9. Academic Programs – High School • Classroom teachers for all core classes • Use of Plato for credit recovery • HSAP remediation • Classroom sizes below 10 students

  10. Academic Programs – High School • Plato (All High Course offered at Allendale-Fairfax High School) • Allow students to start courses over • Credit Recovery • HSAP remediation

  11. Academic Programs – Special Education • Resource • Self Contained – Includes Modified day program • Focuses on behavior modification • 45 day placement and then review with home schools

  12. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) • Two parts of the system • Good Behavior Pass Card for 1 referral • Tiger Paw Celebrations

  13. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) – Card System • Teachers give points for behavior to decide movement • Four Levels • Black – No rights • White – No uniformson Friday, access to vending machines

  14. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) • Green – Regular clothes on Friday, access to vending machines, and opportunities for discipline related field trips

  15. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) – Den Dollars • Focus on the Eye of The Tiger

  16. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) – Den Dollars • Students receive Tiger Bucks for exemplifying work at school • Can be used in Tiger store • Tiger store has donated items from community members and middle and high school • Students can also use Tiger Buck to participate in various events

  17. Counseling • Discuss discipline, home life, and personal struggles of students • Developing a success plan • Anger management classes • Referrals to Costal Empire Mental Health

  18. Counseling • Discipline probation • Home visits • Distribution of donations • All discipline requires communication with parents

  19. Technology • Wireless throughout campus • Computers in all classrooms • Smart boards in all classrooms

  20. Technology • Scientific Calculators for classrooms • Usage of web base programs from textbooks • Plato accounts for all students • Teachers are trained on a regular basis in technology

  21. Professional Development • First Tuesday is school based on instructional strategies • Third Tuesday is leadership and PBIS meetings

  22. Professional Development • Principal observes all teachers at least two to three times a semester • Teachers have to observe each other at least two to three times a semester • Each teacher must turn in lesson plans • Each teacher must have one plan per week that differentiates

  23. Community Involvement • Committee meets once a month • Discuss how they can help us and how we can help them • Provides donations and volunteers • Mentoring program

  24. Community Involvement • Provides rewards for teacher encouragement • Projects to improve school grounds • Projects to improve the community with community and student involvement

  25. Things to come… • Students assigned out-of-school suspension for non-aggressive rules violations will also be allowed to attend the Alternative School to serve their suspension. Bus transportation must be available for this initiative.