Since 1997, Alternatives Unlimited (AU) has partnered with urban and suburban school districts to provide education for the most challenging students.
Perhaps they are emotionally disturbed, behavior disordered, or have cycled through the juvenile justice system. They may live in families that have low educational expectations. Or, they may simply be having a difficult time coping with the traditional classroom or have dropped out of school altogether.
Alternatives Unlimited has developed systems and protocols that enable these students to control their behavior, to set personal goals, and to experience success. This happens through structured learning environments, both computerized and whole group instruction; inspired teachers; individualized learning plans; and family involvement.
AU schools now serve diverse populations in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Texas. Our programs are innovative, but they are also cost effective for the host school district.
We regularly engage in partnerships with districts and other vendors to provide DBI services wherever needed. Plans are underway to add virtual learning programs to our educational toolkit.
Alternatives Unlimited staff shares a common philosophy that all students can learn, although they may learn in completely different ways and often on different days.
Success for students sometimes comes in small steps, but the ultimate goal for all of our students is a simple one: Graduation and a high school diploma!
Our programs include the following:
- Drop Back In (credit recovery leading to a high school diploma for students 16-21)
- Alternative Education (primarily for students who have been suspended or expelled)
- Homebound Tutoring (for students with long term medical disabilities, pregnancy, expulsions, suspensions, excessive disciplinary problems and dropout prevention.)
- Special Education (a therapeutic day program for emotionally disturbed/behavior disordered students)
- SES Tutoring (AU is an approved Supplemental Educational Services [SES] provider in 14 states)