• 1) Out-of-School Suspension (OSS): designed for students suspended from traditional schools for ten days or less and is used as an option to decrease absences for students in the district. Students are counted present while in attendance at one of two facilities located in both the northern and southern ends of the county to increase accessibility. This program is designed to serve grades 3-12 and provides the opportunity to complete classroom assignments from their home school with assistance from two facilitators. While in attendance, students can receive substance abuse assessments and/or threat assessments that may be required to reduce their number of OSS days. The hours of operation are different from the traditional long-term programs to minimize student contact.

    2) 15 day or Special Cases: this serves as a transition program for students coming from other counties that have been in an alternative setting such as detention, therapeutic hospital, and/or wilderness camp. This program is also utilized as a step-down from a more intense environment such as day treatment or Pressly. Monticello has a liaison to community agencies to aid in this process. The committee meets as needed to determine the appropriate level of care for each student on an individual basis using a decision analysis tool.

    3) SAVE Program: A virtual lab that is provided on site for junior and senior level students that need an extended school day and/or flexible scheduling to meet graduation requirements. The SAVE program provides an alternative to the traditional high school setting. The program provides an opportunity for students to complete their remaining courses required to graduate or to provide a transitional environment prior to returning to the traditional school setting. Students are required to sign behavior and attendance contracts to participate in the program. Flexible start and end times to the school day allow for increased accessibility to students with life circumstances such as working full-time or providing child care.

    4) Freshman Academy (FA): one option of the long-term program in which each traditional high school receives three spots to send repeating freshman that are one to two cohorts behind. The students are vetted for appropriateness by Monticello and the home school. This is a voluntary program. The student’s parents must be in agreement to the placement. Students are enrolled into smaller instructional classroom settings as well as credit recovery modules to assist in returning to their traditional school further along in their path to high school graduation.            

    5) Long-Term Program (BOE): designed for students who have been suspended from traditional schools due to violation of board of education policy or have been alternatively placed through a district referral process due to lack of success in the traditional setting. Students placed in the long-term program based on BOE violation will be recommended by the deputy superintendent and placed from 45 day to 365 day suspension. Students who are referred by their traditional school administration through the alternative referral process must show proof of deficits in academic performance due in part to behavioral and/or attendance issues.

    6) Drop-in Program: for students who have previously dropped out of traditional high school. Students meet with Monticello support staff to discuss level of programming needed and map out a plan toward graduation by determining credits necessary to complete high school. This is a collaborative process between student, parent, and home school.

    7) Junior Academy (JA): This program is designed as a dropout prevention program. The home school identifies a student as a possible dropout and offers Monticello as an option before allowing the student to dropout. The students are vetted for appropriateness by Monticello and the home school. The typical student in this program will be able to graduate within one year 

Last Modified on October 24, 2014