In this video, you will learn about an alternative middle school. Alternative schools are different than traditional schools for a few key reasons. First, alternative schools offer a smaller environment so that students’ specific needs can be met by the teachers. Another reason is that the curriculum is slowed down, and can be a little different of that in a traditional school.
Students come to alternative schools for a variety of reasons. Some students may be behind on attendance, failing classes, or regularly getting into trouble. If students drop out, they may be directed to go to an alternative school so they can get back on track. When a student is applying for an alternative school, it will be through an application process. Spaces are generally limited because of the low student-to-teacher ratio. When someone is sent somewhere, they are less likely to succeed given the nature of choice. Alternative schools can be a great option for students who do not perform well in a traditional school setting. If you are interested in learning more, keep watching this video for more information.