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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 ...

Google previewSaving Our Students, Saving Our Schools (2007)

50 Proven Strategies for Helping Underachieving Students and Improving Schools by Robert D. Barr, William H. Parrett

Originally created to serve children who were not succeeding in public schools, an alternative school is a type of public school that has a small student ...

Google previewA Case Study of the Jackley Alternative School: Identifying Graduates' Perspectives of Their High School Experience (2007)

CHAPTER FIVE CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS Summary of Problem and Methodology Jackley Alternative School is an option provided for at risk secondary students in a Midwestern city of approximately 12,000 residents with a ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. Magnet schools as well as ...

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 ...

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

by Wang, Victor C.X.

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 ...

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