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Alternative High Schools

Alternative high schools are an educational institutions with a curriculum and methods that are nontraditional. They offer their students flexibility in learning techniques and often specialized study. Here you will find resources for parents of teens that are thinking about or are attending alternative high schools.

Should Your Teen Consider Alternative High Schools?
Should Your Teen Consider an Alternative High School? Not all teens perform well in the traditional public school setting and many are at high risk for dropping out.

Choosing an Alternative High School for Teens
Steps for picking an alternative high school for teens, when your teenager needs an alternative to traditional high school, use this resource to help you pick the school.

Alternative High Schools: Options for At-Risk Teens
Students at risk for dropping out of high school have options for earning a high school diploma.

The National Dropout Prevention Centers Portal
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is committed to positive results for children with disabilities. The National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities is an IDEAs that Work project.

UCLA School Mental Health Project
The School Mental Health Project (SMHP) was created in 1986 to pursue theory, research, practice and training related to addressing mental health and psychosocial concerns through school-based interventions.

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