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Referral Process

When a school Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) team identifies a student in need of additional alternative education supports beyond the home school Level 1 program, they should conduct a meeting to determine whether or not the student could benefit from a Alternative Level 2 Program

Transition Process

Alternative Programs (AP) offers a unique collaborative service to assist home schools with returning students which is facilitated by the Alternative Program Transition Teacher.


Referral to Alternative Level 2 Process

When a school Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) team identifies a student in need of additional alternative education supports beyond the home school Level 1 program, they should conduct a meeting to determine whether or not the student could benefit from a Alternative Level 2 Program. When considering a referral to a Level 2 program, the CPS team must ensure the following:

  • The student has participated in the school's Level 1 students for a defined period of time (a minimum of one semester) in order to determine the effectiveness of the Level 1 interventions
  • The parent/guardian attends the CPS meeting
  • The pupil personnel worker (PPW) attends the CPS meeting
  • The team must consider authentic functional data/documentation that suggests that previous interventions have been implemented and progress has not been made.

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Transition to a Comprehensive Secondary School

Alternative Programs (AP) offers a unique collaborative service to assist home schools with returning students which is facilitated by the Alternative Program Transition Teacher.

Some students more than others benefit from regular support and resources which can be provided through the home school Level 1 program. As transition plans are developed to return successful students to the comprehensive home school, the Level 1 program should be made available as a consistent, daily support system to the student.

The AP transition teacher participates in the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) meeting with the student, family, and home school staff. Once the student has begins in the school, the AP teacher is available as a liaison to work with the Level 1 teacher to provide ongoing follow-up services. The alternative Level 1 teacher can contact the AP transition teacher at any time for parent/student/staff consultation, student conferences, or participate in CPS team meetings.

Throughout the process, the AP transition teacher serves as an advocate for the student to assist teachers with the understanding of the student's background, history, and the types of approaches that best for work for that student. The AP transition teacher, used in conjunction with the Level 1 teacher ensures a better transition for the returning student, thus students will experience a higher success rate.

This collaborative effort has been found to be the most effective method for maximizing student continued success in the educational process in a comprehensive school.