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Alternative Education

Frequently Asked Questions and Promising Practices

II. Practices that May Benefit Students, Parents, and the School Community

16. Parents/guardians - promising practices in Alternative Education

Parents/guardians are involved in choosing the Alternative Education program/school for their child. Parents receive information and personal contact regarding how to support their child to achieve maximum learning and personal success - including opportunities to learn and use a common language with the students' staff. The Alternative Education program/school staff updates parents/guardians on a regular basis regarding student areas in need of improvement and student strengths via regular emails, phone calls, and letters. Parents are involved with evaluating the effectiveness of the Alternative Education program/school and providing suggestions to improve conditions. Parents/guardians are offered program/school-based support opportunities (e.g., parent support meetings) as well as appropriate referrals to community supports, when needed.

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Last Updated: September 20, 2012
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