Douglass School Alternative Education Programs
High School 3x4 Program
This is the largest voluntary program offering at Douglass and serves up to 140 students. It offers a personalized environment with a maximum of 15 students per class. Students take three classes per quarter and can earn six credits in a school year. Referrals come from home school counselors.
Individual Student Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP) Program
Prepares students, ages 16 to 18, for the Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED) exam. Emphasis is placed on the basic academic skills preparation needed to pass the GED exam, career assessment and exploration, and development of work readiness skills. Students come and go throughout the year in this program. In 2016, ISAEP graduated 26 students. Over the course of the year the program can serve up to 50 students, with a maximum of 15 students at a time.
Middle School Alternative Education Program
The Douglass middle school classes are housed in the portable unit behind the building. Students struggling within the traditional school setting often find success in this individualized setting. This is both a voluntary and an involuntary program. Class sizes range from eight to ten students. The cap for this program is 40 students.
Instructional Learning Program
Students sent to Douglass School because of disciplinary infractions start in the Independent Learning Center, which provides a supportive, closely monitored, educational environment. They can earn their way into the High School 3x4 Program.
For 2016-2017, this program has expanded to include students from the voluntary program on a full or part-time basis to give them access to the two online labs as an alternative way to complete course work.
Substance Abuse Education (SAE)
In lieu of long term suspension, students from the high schools who violate the LCPS drug policy are sent to this 30-day program. In addition to academic work, students receive substance abuse education and assessment. The number of students served in 2015-2016 was 12.
This is a class taught over a three-day period by LCPS Social Workers and focuses on drug abuse education. High schoolers from all over the county attend this class. Students are not enrolled at Douglass School.