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  1. Alternative school: An alternative school, in the United States and some other parts of the world, is an institution which provides alternative education. It is an educational establishment with a curriculum and methods that are nontraditional. These schools have a special curriculum offering a more flexible program of study than a traditional school.
  2. Alternative School is an educational institution, school.
  3. Alternative School is a school, educational institution.

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Google previewAlternative Education (2007)

Global Perspectives Relevant to the Asia-Pacific Region by Yoshiyuki Nagata

As described earlier, one of the requirements for the establishment of an alternative school is that it offers special educational benefits according to Section 5 of Article 7 of the Constitution. This is one of the important standards for the approval of such schools. Oregon state probably places the most positive value, by statute, on unique aspects that are unlikely to be offered in public schools. State administrative regulations provide that 'In order to provide innovative and more flexible ...

Google previewUnited States Marine Corps F-35B East Coast Basing (2010)

Environmental Impact Statement

In addition, two schools located in Carteret County, Tiller Elementary School and Bridges Alternative School, are not included in Table 510-2. Tiller Elementary School is a free public charter school that is not considered part of the Carteret County Public School System. Bridges Alternative School is a public alternative school ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of School Crime and Violence (2011)

by Laura Finley

a different campus; a school-community guidance center; or a community-based alternative school. An off-campus disciplinary alternative education program is not subject to a requirement imposed by this title, other than a limitation on liability, a reporting requirement, or a requirement imposed by this chapter or by Chapter 39. (d) A school district may provide a disciplinary alternative ...

Google previewDictionary for School Library Media Specialists (2001)

A Practical and Comprehensive Guide by Mary Maude McCain, Martha Merrill

Alternative school: A type of school that does not follow the design of a conventional school. These nonconventional schools may be public or private with a curriculum that meets the needs of the students enrolled.

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of African Cultural Heritage in North America (2015)

by Mwalimu J. Shujaa, Kenya J. Shujaa

opened the Africentric Alternative School, as well as two Africancentered secondary programs within existing high ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Victimology and Crime Prevention (2010)

by Bonnie S. Fisher, Steven P. Lab

The alternative school concept is largely based on the idea that a self-paced curriculum allows students to work independently, and an informal classroom structure affords staff more time for individualized instruction. In addition, alternative school students are believed to be under less pressure to perform at the same level as other students, since success is measured by individual achievements rather than by comparing individual progress to that of the entire class. In theory, students ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Juvenile Justice (2002)

by Marilyn D. McShane, Frank P Williams III

ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL POPULATION Traditionally, the alternative school population has been unsuccessful in the public high school setting. This population often displays the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent (2010)

by Thomas C. Hunt, James C. Carper, Thomas J. Lasley, II, C. Daniel Raisch

Department of Education identifies an alternative school as a public school, either elementary or secondary, that meets four criteria: It attends to student needs that are not usually able to 45 Alternative Schools.

Google previewThe Greenwood Dictionary of Education (2011)

Second Edition by John W. Collins, Nancy Patricia O'Brien

alternative school movement A broad term used to describe a wide va- riety of public and private alternatives to traditional public educational curriculum and methodology. Among the many varieties of alternative schools popular in the United States over the past 30 years are free schools, freedom schools, open schools, survival schools, schools-within-schools, magnet schools, and charter schools. (sw) alternative teacher certification The process of acquiring initial teacher ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of E-Leadership, Counseling and Training (2011)

by Wang, Victor C.X.

A variety of alternative schools have been made gains in lowering the number of students who opt to drop out. Programs include: Diploma Plus, implemented in 29 schools, serving over 4300, and Multiple Pathways, currently implemented in Boston, New York, Philadelphia , Portland, and San Jose, and local alternative schools such as Solution-Focused Public Alternative School in the Austin Independent School District (Diploma Plus , Inc., ...

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