Alternative Learning Environment

Alternative Learning Environment (ALE) provides education to PK-12 students using opportunities based on the student’s individual needs. Any class or coursework that occurs outside of a regular classroom or schedule is considered ALE. Online and virtual learning is considered part of ALE. Instead of daily attendance, students follow attendance requirements outlined in ALE, allowing for a flexible schedule that may include remote learning, or hybrid learning.

Interim Alternative Education Setting

Interim Alternative Education Settings are temporary services for students temporary placement used when a student is removed from their current placement due to a violation of a code of student conduct. An IAES should allow a student to receive educational services in a manner that is comparable, equitable, and appropriate relative to the regular educational services a student would have received without the exclusionary discipline. Example alternative settings include, but are not limited to, alternative schools, one-on-one tutoring, and online learning.

Home Hospital

Home/Hospital (H/H) instruction is provided to students who are temporarily unable to attend school for an estimated period of four weeks and no more than 18 weeks because of a physical and/or mental disability or illness. The program does not provide tutoring to students caring for an infant or a relative who is ill.

H/H is limited to services as deemed necessary to provide temporary intervention as a result of physical and/or mental disability or illness.

H/H services are limited to a maximum of 18 weeks. Weeks of absences may be consecutive or intermittent but may not exceed the 18-week limit.

Open Doors

Open Doors Youth Reengagement is a reengagement system that provides education and services to older youth, ages 16-21, who have dropped out of school or are not expected to graduate from high school by the age of 21.

Open Doors reengages disconnected youth through programs that encourage community partnerships, create multiple pathways for students to realize success, and provide an on-ramp to post-secondary achievement through a performance-based, individualized support model.

Transition Program

As a student served by an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) gets older and progresses through school, their special education program is required to focus more intentionally on preparing your student for life after they graduates or “ages-out” of the school system.

Your student’s transition out of the district’s special education program is addressed by adding a transition plan to your student's IEP. Transition services must be included in your student's IEP beginning the year in which s/he reaches age 16, at the very least, or earlier if the IEP team determines it is appropriate.

Transition program students focus on community experiences, connection to related services, and developing adult living skills.