The Jefferson County Educational Service Center (JCESC) is operating an Alternative School Classroom Unit for the 2019-20 school year.
This K-12 unit will provide a structured, behaviorally-enhanced approach to students who demonstrate a pattern of maladaptive behaviors that may include poor attendance, agression toward others, withdrawal, poor peer/adult relationships and court involvement. The primary goal of the program is to teach students the behaviors necessary to return to their home school program and to function within acceptable behavioral norms of the community.
This unit will provide a structured educational opportunity for those students unable to adjust to alternative programs available in their home schools. Students’ work at the Alternative School will earn them credit from their home school. This will enable students to achieve grades and continue grade advancement and keep students on the path to graduation. It will also reduce school suspensions and provide home schools an opportunity for drop-out recovery.
In addition to providing for students’ academic needs, the Alternative School will provide counseling sessions to support students’ emotional growth. Students will participate in group counseling sessions daily and individual counseling sessions weekly. Case management services will also be provided to those students who require it.
The Jefferson County Alternative School is located at the Quest Center at 2550 Cherry Avenue, Steubenville, Ohio.