Presentation on theme: "Welcome to the Sikeston Alternative Center. Sikeston Alternative School produces Graduates! This year, 24% or 54 of the 228 Sikeston High School Graduates."— Presentation transcript:
Our Discipline Referrals are Declining! The largest percentage of students had one or fewer disciplinary referral during the most recent recording period. SW-PBS Check in/Check out Intervention is working. Less time spent with discipline-more time with instruction!
The Alternative Center has 3 programs SAC BARC New Horizons
BARC Our BARC Program accommodates 5 th through 8 th graders. We currently have 38 students enrolled in BARC. Each classroom has one teacher and one assistant teacher Students arrive for school by 8:00 am and dismiss at 1:45 pm. The benefits far outweigh the costs by providing an alternative educational opportunity to students that habitually disrupt the educational process in regular school classrooms. School climate has improved throughout the district because of this program. The setting we provide helps our students increase their academic achievement and decrease inappropriate behavior. Our goal is for the students to return back to their sending schools once we are certain they are ready to do so. We make certain that their attendance, discipline, and grades reflect a willingness to learn and to act correctly.
SAC Our SAC Program accommodates 9 th through 12 th graders. We currently have 29 students enrolled in SAC. There are two sessions. The AM session is from 8:00 to 11:00 am and the PM session is from 12:00 to 3:00 pm. There is one girls’ classroom and one boys’ classroom. Credit recover on the A+LS computer program offers an alternative to a traditional classroom setting and allows students to obtain educational success at their own pace. Students that would have otherwise been removed from the educational process altogether are gaining a final opportunity to receive an education. In 2011-2012, there were a total of 78 students enrolled in the SAC program. They completed a combined total of 309 courses, which totaled 154.5 credits received.
New Horizons Our New Horizons Program accommodates 9 th through 12 th graders. We currently have 62 students enrolled in New Horizons. We have four 90 minute block classes a day and alternate between Red and Black days to provide more courses for students. Students arrive for school by 7:45 am and dismiss at 1:45 pm. Our flexible approach of the New Horizons program reaches students that cannot be successful in a regular education program due to multiple reasons including living on their own, being young single parents, and working several jobs. Measureable student success, improved student attitude, and determination appear to be worth the cost. The New Horizons program has 344 graduates since the inception of the program in 2003. We’ve had 85% or higher attendance rate the past five years This year alone we have enrolled 27 new at-risk students and re-enrolled 5 drop-outs.
Starting Information Students are identified using data decision rules or by teacher/staff nomination. Once identified, the student being placed in the program meets with the counselor to receive information and find out who their facilitator will be.
Data Decision Rules 4 or more Referrals 4 or more Tardies 5 Total Absences or 3 Unexcused absences 2 or more Failing Grades Excessive Minor Referrals In comparison to others schools our Data decision rules allow students to have more discipline and absences. If we were not more selective almost 100% of our student body would qualify for tier 2 interventions. While that would be great it is not feasible. Each Semester usually beginning of 2 nd quarter and beginning of 3 rd quarter we do a data decision rule check to pick out students most in need of an intervention. Gathering data about this smaller, identified, group from teachers lets us make the final decision.
Parent Information Students are sent home with this letter to communicate with parents. Classroom teachers also talk to parents about the program and progress during weekly parent calls they do each week.
Check in/Check out in the Special Education Room Program Implemented with all students in behavior classroom Program used in all settings Program individualized for needs of each student
Check in/Check out used to track progress for Individual Behavior Goals Goals written so that progress is measured using SW-PBS classroom check in/check out system Goals specify what percentage of daily behavior points the individual student will earn over a given period of time, as measured by graphs kept by students.
Assignment Completion Percentages are also Graphed Each student is provided with a daily individualized assignment schedule All daily assignments are listed with a flexible schedule for their completion Students graph the percentage of assignments completed each day
Assignment Completion Percentage became an easily measurable IEP goal. Student productivity increased as each student became responsible for recording and graphing their own daily assignment completion percentage. Assignment sheets and graphs were carried from school to home daily, which helped us communicate with parents.
When presented in this matter of fact way, student acceptance of expectations for Productivity increased. Students don’t tend to argue with a printed assignment sheet As they graph their own assignment completion, they learn to assume responsibility for their own success or failure. Students were proud to take home assignment sheets that clearly communicated to parents that they had done what was expected of them during their school day Parents were encouraged to praise daily student success.
Use of the SW-PBS Check in/Check out program Helped improve academic achievement and behavior in the Special Education Classroom!
Tier 2 Team & Staff Lynn CraderAlternative School Principal Joanna BransonTier 2 Coach - Counselor Kathryn WestBehavior Consultant - Special Educator Carolyn PikeTier 1 Coach - Secondary Teacher Alternative School Teaching Assistants - Tier 2 Implementers: Beverley Jenkins Amy Vaughan Barbara Howard Chelsey Hancock Rene Henry