AllentownSchool District

Non-Traditional Academic Pathways

Program

Student

Educational Setting

Curriculum

Referral/Enrollment Process

G.A.I.N.

Graduation Attainment Initiative Network

Students age 18-21 not succeeding in the traditional classroom setting

In-school, small size

Academic, career exploration, extended teacher support.

Counselor recommendation

REC

Re-Engagement Center

Drop out dis-engaged youth, ages 17-24

Out-of-school

Case-managed support and strong career support, as well as a flexible academic program individually tailored to meet the needs of the student.

Center staff reviews students’ transcripts and develops an individualized plan that enrolls the student in the best program that fits them. The staff continues to provide support to students after enrollment to provide each student the support needed to keep them on track to graduate.

Students can contact or visit the Center on their own or be referred to the Center by another.

ELECT

Education Leading to Employment and Career Training

Parenting students or students expecting a child under age 22

In school and out of school

 

 

 

Case-managed support and strong career support, as well as a flexible academic program individually tailored to meet the needs of the student.

Provides social support and educational parenting resources for students needs both in school and outside of school.

Students may contact their counselor, school nurse or The Elect Office or be referred to the program by another.

AEDY I & II

 

Identified students who have specific behavioral needs in Grade 6-12

William Penn Building

A comprehensive alternative education program which is run in partnership with Communities in Schools (CIS). The school offers an educational placement system that moves students through short-term academic and behavioral interventions before placing students back into their home schools as they meet the established exit criteria.

Counselor recommendation, parent consent

VISTA I & II

 

Students that have been expelled from the district in Grade 6-12.

William Penn Building

  • Instruction in four basic curriculum areas: English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.

All instruction is based upon curriculum calendars provided by the Allentown School District.Students are encouraged to be employed or engage in community service to earn additional credits toward graduation.Reintegration/Graduation

Students are periodically evaluated to determine eligibility to either return to the home school, enter an appropriate alternative educational program, or complete their academic requirements and obtain an Allentown School District diploma.

Parent consent