The Alternative Education Program is designed to meet the needs of the "At-Risk" student. Historically, these students have not been very successful in a regular academic setting. The goal of the program is to improve self-esteem, study skills, academic skills and to motivate them to pursue a viable future. Students may be referred by guidance, administration, teachers, parents or even themselves; however, they must meet certain guidelines and must be approved by the Alternative Education Committee. In addition, the student and parent must sign a contract agreeing to abide by the rules of the program.