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 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 Adult Education / AHS Manager 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:

  • Pre-Testing and Post-Testing
  • Referrals to other agencies when necessary
  • Communications with student’s high school
  • Transition services to college and careers

General Information

  • Instruction will be individualized and competency based.
  • Classes meet, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am until 2:15 pm
  • Classes are held at locations throughout the district
  • All students will be considered students of SCC and will have access to college services.
  • Students will be expected to provide their own transportation to and from campus unless other arrangements are made .
  • All students will be expected to abide by all college rules and regulations, in addition to signing a rules agreement.
  • All credit is granted by the local high school.

After School and Summer School Programs

Classes are offered to students who are still enrolled in high school but who have failed classes and are at risk of dropping out of school or not graduating on time. Classes are offered throughout the district. Students must have a referral from their high school principal or guidance counselor.


Contact for More Information

Alternative High School Coordinator – 618-634-3419