Program Information:

Corporation Name:
Greencastle Community School Corporation
Corporation Number:
Program Name:
GCSC Alternative Education
Program Number:
Address :
910 East Washington Street 
City :
State :
Alt Ed. Contact Person :
Mr. Douglas L. Hudson 
Contact Phone Number:
Extension :
Contact Fax Number:
Contact Email Address: 

Additional participating school corporation number(s):

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Joint 6:   Joint 7:   Joint 8:   Joint 9:   Joint 10:  

1. Describe your role (choose one):

Corporation Administrator Principal Lead Teacher Counselor Other

2. Indicate the grade levels served by the program. Check all that apply.

Grade 6    Grade 7   Grade 8 Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12

3. Estimate session times, days, and number of students for the 2016-2017 school year.

Session Start and Stop Times
e.g., 7:30-12:00
Total Days Program Will Operate This Year
Avg. No. of Students Enrolled and Attending Per Day This Year

4. Write a short concise description of your program's mission and how the program functions (300-500 words).

5. Site or location. Check the one that best represents the main location of your program.

Classroom Within Traditional School

Community Site

Detention Center

Education Center

School Within School

Separate School Corporation Facility

Vocational/Career Center


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6. Identify your program's measurable goals for SY 2016-2017. Choose at least 2 goals (one of which must be academic) and record the data source, baselin5, and target. On next year's grant, you will report if the goal was met and explain any shortfalls. Record actual outcome for targets set last year.

7. How would you best describe the primary focus of your alternative school or program? (Choose One)

A short-term placement at a Detention Center. The program keeps these students involved in educational programming that addresses skill deficits and individualizes instruction so they continue to progress academically and do not lose credits.
To bring students who have not passed necessary state tests, who have failing grades, or who are in need of credits back to the level of their peers. School personnel employ a variety of strategies to assess, remediate and accelerate learning for these students, with the goal of transitioning students to the traditional classroom setting when they have reached appropriate academic levels.
To deal with students who have had recurring behavioral/discipline issues (disruptive students). The purpose is to remove these students from the traditional classroom in order to modify their behavior so that they can return and be successful. These programs may operate as an alternative to expulsion, with the goal of transitioning students back to the traditional classroom setting when they have appropriately modified their behavior.
To prepare students for life after high school by helping them finish their academic studies and teaching them to be productive members of the community. Programming seeks to reengage disengaged students, prepare pregnant or parenting students, and assist students who must work to support themselves or their families by linking the academic programming with career and service learning opportunities.

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8. Indicate what your program does if students attend the alternative education program for a period less than that required for a traditional instructional day by IC 20-10.0-2-1 (5 hours of instructional time for grades 1-6 and 6 hours for grades 7-12). Check all that apply.

Report a shortened school day
Return students to the traditional school for the remainder of the day
Offer post-secondary dual credit opportunities
Link to an ICE program or work credit
Link to required employment, no credit
Link to service learning
Link to internships
Link to community service opportunities
Link to vocational/career program

Other, specify:

9. What is your student/teacher ratio (ex: 8:1)?

* Licensed teacher = 1
* Teacher's aide = .33

Total number of licensed teachers in the alternative education program
Of the teachers listed above, the number NOT in the alternative program full time.
Number of non-licensed aides working in the alternative program 

10. How much do students typically attend the alternative education program for? Check the one(s) from each column that best apply.

Hours Per Day
Days Per Week
3-4 hours
5-6 hours
Extended day
Other: Specify
5 days/wk
Saturday or summer program
Other: Specify

11. Students typically remain in the program: Check the ONE that best applies.

Less than 15 days
15 days to 1 semester
1 semester - 1 year
More than 1 year

12. What type of curriculum, instructional materials, and assessments are used in the program? Check all that apply.

Core 40 option
Academic Honors option
General Diploma option
Traditional school curriculum
Curriculum developed specifically for alternative education
Video/audio tapes
Course packets
Portfolio Assessments

Other Formal Assessments(NWEA, TABE, etc)
Classroom assessments
Books other than traditional textbooks
Computer-based (courseware): specify
Virtual or Distance Education
Packaged programs

Other, specify:

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13. How does the program meet the academic needs of the students? Check all that apply.

Study skills training
Academic remediation/Tutoring
Self-paced/accelerated instruction
Individualized instruction
Differentiated instruction
Reading Development
Project based learning
Cooperative learning/ collaborative teams
Post-secondary dual enrollment opportunities
Computer-assisted instruction
Technology as a learning resources
Service learning opportunities
Authentic Instruction
Career/Technical/Vocational education
Peer tutoring
Before or after school academic assistance
Field trips
Other, specify:

14. How does the program meet other needs of students? Check all that apply.

Level system
Point system
Behavior management technique(s)
Life skills training
Drug testing or prevention groups
Required employment
Community service opportunities
Anger management courses
Pregnancy prevention/parenting course
Social/emotional curriculum
School counselor/social worker
Conflict resolution training
Violence prevention training
Mental health services

Other, specify:

15. How does the program meet the social/family-related needs of the students? Check all that apply.

Child care available
Life skills training
Parenting programs
Housing assistance
Medicaid/Hoosier Healthwise
Family counseling
Family literacy programs
Job assistance/Career exploration
WIC or Food Assistance
Mental Health Services
Vocational education
Other, specify:

16. Indicate if your program has the following processes.

The school/program has understandable, well-publicized processes for parents/guardians to influence decisions and raise issues or concerns. Yes No
The school/program has understandable, well-publicized processes for students to influence decisions and raise issues or concerns. Yes No
The school/program has understandable, well-publicized processes for community members and/or community partners to provide input and raise issues or concerns. Yes No

17. Student eligibility criteria. Check all that apply.

Student intends to withdraw or has withdrawn before graduation.
Student has not compiled academically and would benefit from alternative instruction.
Student is a parent or an expectant parent unable to regularly attend traditional school.
Student is employed and employment is necessary to support student or family.
Student is a disruptive student (as defined in IC 20-30-8-2).