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.