Alternative Education

Sometimes students need a little extra help getting through the school system. Several innovative alternative education programs are designed to help students who are at risk of leaving school before graduation.

The programs include:

  • SOAR — An alternative program for grades 8 through 12. Admission based on a recommendation of the home high school counselor and an interview with program staff.
  • Choices — An alternative program, in cooperation with the Johnson County Department of Corrections, for students ages 13-17. Admission based on recommendation of the Johnson County Department of Corrections with approval from the sending school.
  • Hope — An alternative program for suspended or expelled students. Admission is based on the recommendation from the Due Process Hearing Committee.
  • The Johnson County Juvenile Detention Center — A residential detention center serving all Johnson County youth who are incarcerated. Placement is made by law enforcement or the local juvenile authority.

Visit their website at http://schools.olatheschools.com/buildings/alternativeeducation/ for more information about the individual programs.

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