Decatur County Community Schools
Administrative Guidelines


The purpose of the D.I.S.E./Alternative School is to provide a different program and learning environment for at-risk students who are not succeeding in the regular school setting.

Characteristics of the Educational Plan

When the educational plan has been completed, it should provide sufficient answers to the following questions:



What learning objectives need to be met that cannot be met effectively in the current school environment?



For each identified objective, what will the student be able to do or express that would confirm s/he has demonstrated the learning at a minimally-acceptable level of quality (MALQ)? the desired level of quality (DLQ)?



What is the schedule of activities in which the student needs to participate in order to accomplish each of the learning objectives?



What instructional resources (people, materials, technology, etc.) will be needed in order for the student to accomplish each of the learning objectives?



What special accommodations will be necessary in order for the learning activities to be effective?



What will be the means for assessing the extent to which the student has accomplished each of the learning objectives?



What contingencies have been planned in the event the student does not achieve the learning objectives at an acceptable level of quality?



What extra costs will be involved in providing this alternative educational program?

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