The Alternative Programs of The School District of Greenville County provide short term educational settings which offer instructional programs to address the behavioral, academic, and social needs of at-risk students.
Greenville County Schools provides personalized, supportive, and safe learning environments for students experiencing personal, situational, or behavioral challenges. Alternative programs offer these students the opportunity to stay on track academically, while focusing on personal development goals.
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The GCS Alternative School Program serves middle and high school students. Teachers work one-on-one with students addressing academic, personal and behavioral deficiencies. Students also receive instruction in life skills such as anger management, social interactions, drug avoidance and self discipline.
High school students may be placed in the alternative school program by a hearing officer following a recommendation for expulsion from their home school. They attend classes on a four-by-four block schedule. Courses are taught by certified high school teachers.
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.