alternative school


Definition of alternative school

: an elementary or secondary school with a nontraditional curriculum

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Public education in the five boroughs encompasses not only schools divided by grade but also vocational schools, specialized schools, charter schools, alternative schools, and an extensive array of programming within the schools. Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker, "Back to School Reform," 8 Sep. 2019 Selders ultimately transferred to ReNEW Accelerated, an alternative school for students who enroll there by choice after falling behind or after being expelled from their home schools., "New Orleans schools seek better discipline process as expulsions drop but suspensions rise," 27 June 2019 That changed the beginning of his senior year, when Smith enrolled at Map Academy, an alternative school in Plymouth for students who have not thrived in traditional settings. Ysabelle Kempe,, "Map Academy in Plymouth provides another road to graduation," 25 June 2019 School system administrators determined the 16-year-old violated district policies and reassigned him to an alternative school for the final months of the 2017-2018 school year, according to court papers. Washington Post, "Fairfax student accused of sexual misconduct loses discrimination case," 23 June 2019 In 2010, as president and would-be savior of Burlington College — a tiny alternative school without a campus in this small offbeat city — Ms. Sanders championed a deal to buy a waterfront spread from the local Roman Catholic diocese. Danny Hakim, New York Times, "Jane Sanders and the Messy Demise of a Vermont College," 21 June 2019 All three of the teens had been students at Roberts High School, an alternative school program with sites in Salem and Keizer, according to Salem-Keizer School District spokeswoman Lillian Govus., "Suspect in Salem crash that killed 3 teens said he’d had 8 beers, records show," 4 June 2019 Three people were hospitalized, one in critical condition, after a carbon monoxide leak originating in an auto shop next to the Rosedale Center alternative school, Baltimore County Fire officials said. Libby Solomon,, "Three hospitalized after carbon monoxide leak that affected Rosedale Center alternative school," 6 June 2019 The proposal would add a new section to the student code of conduct to specify off campus conduct that substantially disrupts school activities could result in a student being sent to alternative school or expelled., "Hoover trying to end hate speech that disrupts school," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of alternative school

1969, in the meaning defined above

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