Alternative Programs

Mission:

The Alternative Programs of The School District of Greenville County will provide short term educational settings which offer instructional programs to address the behavioral, academic, and social needs of at-risk students.

Our Purpose

Greenville County Schools provides a personalized learning environment for students experiencing personal, situational, or disciplinary challenges. Alternative programs offer these students the chance to stay on track academically, while working on personal development goals in a highly structured, supportive, and safe environment.

Alternative Program Centers

There are nine alternative program centers in Greenville County, serving middle school, high school, and adult students.

Centers and Contact Numbers

  • Sullivan Center HSAP 864-355-5180
  • Bonds MSAP 864-355-8273
  • West Greenville MSAP 355-0230
  • Donaldson MSAP 864-355-4676
  • West Greenville School 864-355-0200
  • Lifelong Learning Center 864-355-6088
  • Satellite Diploma Program 864-355-3148
  • Twilight School 864-355-5180
  • Group Homes and Residential Treatment Centers 864-452-0135

Director of Alternative Programs
Dr. Kathie Greer
206 Wilkins St., Greenville, S.C. 29605
864-355-5183

Follow the links below to learn about each of the alternative program centers.

High School and Middle School Centers

High School Centers

  • High School Alternative Program is centrally located in the Sullivan Center, 206 Wilkins St. in Greenville
  • West Greenville Center is located in the West Greenville School, 15 Endel St. Greenville

Middle School Centers:

  • Donaldson Career Center: 100 Vocational Dr., Greenville
  • Harley Bonds Center: 505 N. Main St. Greer
  • West Greenville Center is located in the West Greenville School, 15 Endel St. Greenville

The GCS Middle and High School Alternative School Programs serve middle and high school students. Teachers work one-on-one with students addressing academic and disciplinary deficiencies. Students also receive instruction in life skills such as anger management, social interactions, drug avoidance and self-discipline. Special education services are available to students with learning disabilities.

The High School Alternative Program offers courses via direct and APEX computer-based instruction. Academic support will be provided by instructional facilitators and certified content teachers. Each student works on an educational plan tailored to meet his/her academic needs. Small class sizes help to create an intimate climate and provide increased opportunities for attention to social and behavioral needs. The staff at the High School Alternative Program is trained to function as a team and to be consistent in their expectations of students who attend the program. The High School Alternative Program promotes acceptance of responsibility for one’s own actions and development of self-discipline. The on-site counseling staff will offer opportunities for individual and group counseling and opportunities to improve the skills necessary for success in life. Students are returned to the traditional academic setting once they have successfully completed their prescribed program. The West Greenville middle and high school programs provide a variety of specialized educational opportunities necessary for students to acquire academic knowledge and to develop the social and emotional skills necessary for productive citizenship. Supports and services address a wide range of learning differences.

Students attending the middle school alternative program are either placed by the hearing officer or recommended by the school or parent (with support of school). They maintain a full academic schedule taught by certified middle school teachers.

All students must attend a pre-enrollment conference with their parents before attending an alternative program. Students may return to their home school when their academic and behavior goals are met.

Twilight Program Centers

  • Sullivan Center: 206 Wilkins St. in Greenville
  • Harley Bonds Center: 505 N. Main St. Greer
  • Hillcrest High School: 3665 S. Industrial Dr., Simpsonville  29681

The GCS Twilight School Program offers a unique learning opportunity with the support of their home-schools, to ensure students earn core English, science and math credits towards a high school diploma. The centers provide safe and interactive learning environments where highly dedicated teachers provide blended learning via VirtualSC-online instructional curriculum. Students receive individualized instruction and are able to work at their own pace.