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Alternative Secondary Education Program

Alternative High School Program

The SCC Alternative High School program provides an innovative path toward diploma completion. Students earn credits in a nontraditional setting which emphasizes attendance, academic achievement, and positive attitudes.

Classes for high school credit are offered to students who have dropped out of high school and wish to earn a high school diploma. Classes are offered at multiple locations in the district. Students must have a referral from a district high school.

For a student to be admitted into the Shawnee Community College Alternative High School Program, he or she must meet all guideline requirements as follows:

  1. The Alternative High School Program is designed to serve out-of-school youths over the age of 16 or adults residing within the college district.
  2. All students must be referred by their local high school and must have a referral form signed by their high school principal.
  3. The Dean of Adult Education will approve admission, retention, or re-admission of students into the program.
  4. All students must participate in a pre-assessment conference with Adult Education staff.

Student Participation Agreement

All students accepted into the SCC Alternative High School Program will be provided with the following:

  1. Pre-Testing and Post-Testing
  2. Referrals to other agencies when necessary
  3. Communications with studentís high school
  4. Transition services to college and careers

General Information

  1. Instruction will be individualized and competency based.
  2. Classes meet, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 2:15 p.m.
  3. Classes are held at locations throughout the district and may include:
    • Anna Extension Center
    • Metropolis Extension Center
    • Cairo Adult Education Site
    • Rustic Campus
  4. All students will be considered students of SCC and will have access to college services.
  5. Students will be expected to provide their own transportation to and from campus unless other arrangements are made .
  6. All students will be expected to abide by all college rules and regulations, in addition to signing a rules agreement.
  7. All credit is granted by the local high school.


For More Information Contact:
James Darden - Dean of Adult Education and Alternative Instruction
at 1-800-481-2242 ext. 3325 or e-mail jamesda@shawneecc.edu


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