Alternative High School Program



    (Student Profile)

    ·   Student intends to withdraw before graduation

    ·    Student has failed to  comply academically and would benefit from the alternative educational program

    ·   Student is a parent or expectant parent and is unable to attend the traditional school

    ·    Student is employed and employment is necessary for support and interferes with the traditional school day

    ·   Student feels disconnected/disengaged from traditional school setting



    (Home School Collaboration)

    ·    Referred by home school after being counseled as to reason for the path

    ·    Student intake process: Alternative and home school staff collaborate in the intake process and meet with parent/guardian and student to go over goals, expectations with student and parent, set schedule, develop Individualized Success Plan

    ·    Students have the option to remain at McDowell if they choose to stay in the smaller learning community and have been successful at McDowell.

    ·    Students must meet  the “student profile” (see above) criteria:

    ·    Students entering McDowell will keep earned credits from his/her home high school and a plan for remaining classes and testing required for graduation will be sent from the home school to McDowell.

    Additional Information: 

    Bus transportation is offered to/from McDowell to all 3 high schools


    McDowell doesn't offer elective credits, those credits will need to be taken at the students home school


    Students are expectant to attend their home school the other half of the day


    The McDowell Alternative Program is NOT a alternative to suspension or expulsion


    Students must meant same graduation guidelines that are required by BCSC and the State of Indiana.




Last Modified on August 2, 2018