Alternative Elementary School (AES)

  • The Alternative Elementary School (AES) is an alternative education program for the student who has exhibited either serious or persistent misconduct on the home campus. 

An enrollment conference is required before the student can be admitted into the AES program.
Both the student and a parent/guardian must meet with the AES Principal, Assistant Principal, or Counselor prior to entering the classroom.
The student and parent should arrive at 7:45 a.m. to complete the necessary paperwork in the office at Wilshire. The conference with the student and parent is held at 8:00 a.m. the day of entry.
It is imperative that parents and students arrive on time in order to enhance the efficiency of the program. Parents must enter at the Wilshire main entrance on Cascade and sign in at the office. Parents are required to show picture identification. Parking is available in front.
The AES program has the following fundamental goals for each student:

A. Understand the misbehavior/consequence relationship.
B. Analyze the behavior that resulted in the assignment to AES.
C. Accept responsibility for that behavior.
D. Develop an appreciation for the opportunities afforded on the home campus.
E. Acquire alternative replacement behaviors in an effort to avoid a return to AES.
If the AES program is to be an effective experience for the student, both the student and the parent/guardian must accept certain responsibilities.

1. Maintain consistent and punctual attendance.
2. Complete assigned work in a conscientious, timely, and accurate manner.
3. Comply with the established district policies and the Student Code of Conduct.
4. Comply with the rules, policies, and procedures of the AES program.
If the AES program is to be an effective experience for the student, both the student and the parent/guardian must accept certain responsibilities.

1. Promote consistent and punctual attendance.
2. Sign in student at arrival and sign out at dismissal.
3. Deliver any necessary medication to the clinic on the day of entry.
4. Call 407-9433 or 407-9432 to advise the AES staff of any absence on the morning of the absence.
5. Provide staff with pertinent background information that might give insight in helping the student adjust to the school environment at AES.
6. Attend any additional conference needed to review the status of the student’s progress.
7. Provide prompt transportation for arrival and dismissal.
What to Expect

1. Arrive at school at 8 a.m. and sign the student in at the main office.
2. Breakfast is served between 8:00 a.m. and 8:15 a.m.
3. Students are given restroom breaks at mid-morning and mid-afternoon.
4. Lunch is 30 minutes in length and does not involve free time. Students eat in the classroom.
5. School ends at 3:15 p.m.
6. Student must be picked up by 3:15 p.m. by signing the student out through the main office.

AES Staff


Melinda Climer
Special Education Teacher
Kathy Scalise
Special Education Teacher
Alexandria Smith
General Education Teacher/ ESL Teacher


General Education Assistant
Ashleigh Maynard
Special Education Assitant