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    White Hall High School Alternative Learning Environment Program

     

    SCHEDULE: 

    2019-2020

    1st period-Social Skills

    2nd period- History/American, Civics, World, Economics & Sociology

    3rd period-Geometry/Algebra I/English 11

    4th period-Biology/Physical Science/Environmental Science

    5th period-Teacher Prep

    6th period-Physical Science/Env. Science

    7th period-English/I, II, III, & IV

     

     

     

    MISSION STATEMENT

    The mission of White Hall High School District Alternative Learning Environment is to increase positive behavior and to continue academic growth for all students by identifying, intercepting, and interceding for students who are becoming at risk in the traditional approach to learning.

    PHILOSOPHY

    The Philosophy of the staff at White Hall High School Alternative Learning Environment encompasses three main areas:  student learning, parental involvement, and community involvement.  Our philosophy is that:

    • All students can learn and have a desire to learn.
    • A variety of teaching strategies is needed for the different learning styles.
    • A stricter level of discipline is needed to have a safe and secure learning.
    • Parental impact impacts learning.
    • Learning can take place outside the confines of the school building.
    • A comfortable physical environment enhances learning.
    • A goal oriented school setting will enable students to achieve goals.

    PROGRAM GOALS

    1. All students will have appropriate assessment
    2. Students will raise their academic grade levels
    3. All students will have and increase in positive classroom behavior
    4. Students will pass the Standardized Test and End-of Course examinations

    DESCRIPTION OF THE ALTERNATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

    The White Hall School District Alternative Learning Environment for Secondary is a student intervention program that seeks to eliminate traditional barriers to student learning.  This alternative program provides supportive, quality learning for students needing flexible, non-traditional, individualized instruction.

    The ALE will not be punitive, but will provide the guidance, counseling, and academic support to enable students who are experiencing emotional, social, or academic problems to continue to progress toward educational goals.

    Counselors, teachers, principals, parents, and students can refer the student to the ALE.  An ALE Placement Team consisting of the school counselor, The ALE Program Director, principal, parent or legal guardian and a regular classroom teacher will determine placement.  Qualifying students shall exhibit two or more of the characteristics listed on the referral form.  Students will not be placed in the ALE program based on academic problems alone.  It is the policy of the ALE to screen and place all students referred within three days.  A conference is held with the ALE Placement Team to begin the referral process.  After discussing the student's needs, a decision is made into which component to place the student.  If a decision to place a student is reached, a joint agreement and parent/student contract are completed.  It is believed that the student will be placed for a minimum of twenty days.

    Upon successful completion of placement and agreement from the ALE Placement Team that all goals have been met, the student is eligible to return to the traditional classroom.  An exit conference will be held, and if all criteria are met, the student is placed back in to the traditional classroom.  It is possible that a student, once back in the traditional classroom, may be reassigned to the ALE if it is determined that the student cannot succeed.

    Every reasonable attempt has been made to ensure that our web pages are educationally sound and do not contain links to any questionable material or anything that can be deemed in violation of the White Hall School district policies and procedures.

    CLASSROOM RULES:

    • Your actions must maintain a safe environment for yourself and others.
    • Your words must be respectful and appropriate.
    • Behave in an acceptable manner.
    • Use self-control at all times.
    • Students will comply with handbook rules.

    CONSEQUENCES:

    • Verbal Warning
    • Name on board
    • Isolated writing assignment

    THREE OFFENCES:

    Student will be written up and a parent conference will occur.

    STUDENT GRADES:

    Same as in student handbook.