Alternative High School
The Alternative High School is an alternative education program (AEP) that meets the statutory requirements of Texas Education Code Chapter 37.008.
The academic mission of alternative education programs shall be to enable students to perform at grade level. Annually, the commissioner shall define acceptable performance and performance indicating a need for peer review, based principally on standards defined by the commissioner that measure academic progress of students toward grade level while attending an alternative education program.
Students are referred for placement at the Alternative High School (AHS) by the home school. Chapter 37.008 of the Texas Education Code and NEISD Board Policy define violations of the Student Code of Conduct which warrant placement in an AEP. The decision for placement in the Alternative High School is made after a formal hearing with an NEISD hearing officer. The typical length of placement is 30 school days. Students referred during the last six weeks of a semester are assigned for the next semester as well. Some violations of the Student Code of Conduct may result in placement at AHS for the school year.
A student assigned to AHS must withdraw from the home school prior to enrolling at AHS. A student must successfully complete the AHS assignment before he/she is permitted to return to the home campus.
The curriculum at AHS includes English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Speech Communications, Health, and social skills. Special Education services are provided for qualified students.
For more information see the AHS Guidelines. (Guidelines are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format)
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