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1 Iredell-Statesville Schools Alternative School Processes Dr. Ron Hargrave, Deputy Superintendent Richard Armstrong, Executive Director HS Beth Bradley, Monticello School Principal Sheila Alston, Pressly School Principal

2 Overview/History A challenge was issued by the Superintendent to apply an improved model for the alternative education in I-SS. For the past two years, the BOE has directed us to keep both schools open and to ensure that both are operating efficiently and effectively. The goal would be to have improvements in place by the start of the school year.

3 Driving Governance A student’s needs cannot be met in a traditional setting: – To intervene and address problems that prevent a student from achieving success in the traditional educational setting – To reduce the risk that a student will drop out of school by providing resources

4 Driving Governance A student’s needs cannot be met in a traditional setting: – To intervene and address problems that prevent a student from achieving success in the regular educational setting – To reduce the risk that a student will drop out of school by providing resources – To return a student to the traditional setting with the skills necessary to succeed in that environment – To preserve a safe and orderly learning environment in the traditional educational setting

5 Issues with Restructuring Monticello & Pressly Monticello Space Elementary Component Alternative Referral Committee Administrative Placements Rubric for “Drop-In” Program SAVE Program Transition Meetings Freshman Academy Special Case issues Consistency of Differentiated Program/ Diploma Graduation Pressly Resources/Materials Regular Education/ EC Staffing Scheduling Communication with Barium Springs Transportation

6 Issues with Restructuring Monticello & Pressly Monticello Space Elementary Component Alternative Referral Committee Administrative Placements Rubric for “Drop-In” Program SAVE Program Transition Meetings Freshman Academy Special Case issues Consistency of Differentiated Program/ Diploma Graduation Pressly Resources/Materials Regular Education/ EC Staffing Scheduling Communication with Barium Springs Transportation

7 Outcomes From Changes Monticello K-12 continuum to include elementary grades 3-5 Further Definition of Programming Changes in the ARC processes Make up of the ARC Differentiated diploma processes (eligibility and site location)

8 I-SS Continuum of Alternative Ed Day Treatment Pressly School Monticello School TRADITIONAL EDUCATIONAL SETTING

9 Monticello Structure ONE SCHOOL SEVERAL OPTIONS M ILESTONES A CHIEVE E MPOWERMENT T RUST

10 Monticello Structure 15 Day OSS FA SAVE Long Term Drop In ONE SCHOOL SEVERAL OPTIONS M ILESTONES A CHIEVE E MPOWERMENT T RUST

11 OSS Short Term Program Model Designed to serve students grades 6-12 in an academic setting as an alternative to out-of- school suspension. Participation allows students to be counted in attendance at school Structured environment: students can be bounced Administration can reduce OSS time as an incentive for student to attend Monticello (ex. Reduce 10 days OSS to 7 days OSS) Two Locations NO transportation

12 OSS Short Term Program Model Designed to serve students grades 6-12 in an academic setting as an alternative to out-of- school suspension. Participation allows students to be counted in attendance at school Structured environment: students can be bounced Administration can reduce OSS time as an incentive for student to attend Monticello (ex. Reduce 10 days OSS to 7 days OSS) Two Locations 2 or more OSS days NO transportation

13 15 Day Assessments Special Cases Also known as “special cases” Students come to Monticello for an assessment period prior to transitioning back into a traditional setting Monticello will have a liaison to community agencies to aid in this process Scenarios Student comes from detention - to enroll call Beth Bradley Student comes from residential care, treatment facility, or wilderness camp - call Beth Bradley Outside Agency Concern – call Beth Bradley

14 15 Day Assessments Special Cases Also known as “special cases” Students come to Monticello for an assessment period prior to transitioning back into a traditional setting Monticello will have a liaison to community agencies to aid in this process Scenarios Student comes from detention - to enroll call Beth Bradley Student comes from residential care, treatment facility, or wilderness camp - call Beth Bradley Outside Agency Concern – call Beth Bradley

15 Freshman Academy Open to students who may be 1 or 2 cohorts behind and lack enough credits to be considered a sophomore Traditional High Schools get 3 spots per semester Parent/student must agree to placement Students receive direct instruction in our long term program Credit recovery lab is available to students - limited course offerings

16 SAVE Program **** Certified Instructor to assist students multiple licensure areas Virtual learning lab – individualized instruction as needed Junior and Senior focus to offer credit recovery and self paced courses Students are involved in district and state testing requirements Extended day option and flexible day option to students

17 Drop – In Students who have previously dropped from a traditional high school Meet with Monticello counselors to determine next steps Graduation mapping is collaborative

18 Long Term Program ARC Students who are placed at Monticello that have come through the ARC process Grades 3-12 SUSPENSIONS Students that have been long-term suspended from their home school (45, semester, ROY, 365) BOE Recommendation Grades 3-12

19 Day Treatment Pressly School Monticello School TRADITIONAL EDUCATIONAL SETTING

20 Pressly School Community Classroom The Community Classroom provides an individualized academic program for up to 82 elementary, middle, and high school at-risk youth (grades K-12). The staff to student ratio for this program is roughly 1 to 6 and offers students the opportunity to experience a non-traditional learning environment. Students are referred to this program through the district Alternative Referral Committee (ARC).

21 Day Treatment Pressly School Monticello School TRADITIONAL EDUCATIONAL SETTING

22 Highlights of Day Treatment Customized learning approaches Self-management/Interpersonal Skills Training Functional Application of Academic Skill Positive Based Motivation (Teaching Family Model) Availability of Individual and Family Counseling.

23 Day Treatment (Continued) This is a partnership between Barium Springs Home for Children and ISS. Both agencies have input into admission and continued placement decisions. Parents/Guardians must be willing for the student to attend and participate in treatment. The student must meet state day treatment eligibility. This program operates on the same ISS school calendar.

24 ALTERNATIVE REFERRAL PROCESS

25 School Site Student exhibiting problem behavior School site team meets to determine intervention steps

26 School Site Student exhibiting problem behavior School site team meets to determine intervention steps FBA, BIP (EC), individual counseling, small group counseling, outside referral, TIER II and TIER III interventions, home visit, threat assessment, IEP team meeting NOT LIMITED TO

27 School Site Student exhibiting problem behavior School site team meets to determine intervention steps School site team meets to determine progress or lack of This step may be repeated

28 ARC Process Overview DETERMINE APP PLACEMENT ARC COMMITTEE INTERVENE SCHOOL CONTACT PARENT SCHOOL COMPLETE PACKET SCHOOL VET PACKETS Armstrong

29 STUDENTS RETURNING TO HOME SCHOOL Process

30 Transition Process Student exhibiting success ALP contact School ADMIN contact

31 Transition Process Student exhibiting success ALP contact School ADMIN contact Usually occurs at semester and year end breaks

32 Transition Process Student exhibiting success ALP contact School ADMIN contact Transition visit is scheduled Exchange of information between schools

33 QUESTIONS?


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