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It may help to know that alternative schools are a broad rather than specific category. According to Wikipedia, “An alternative school is an educational establishment with curriculum and methods that are nontraditional.” The key word is non-traditional. Any school outside of the beaten path fits within this category.
Alternative schools provide a place for students who struggle within a traditionally structured system. For a parent worried for their student’s education, alternative schools can be what the name suggests: another option. Within the category of alternative are specific brands that can aid a multitude of situations from innovative approaches to learning to providing a safe environment. Just as students are unique in their situation and needs, alternative schools are varied in their nature to accommodate these realities.
In alternative schools, some of the approaches put in place as of 2001 include a focus on a unique curriculum and instructional methods. Others focus on the students' interests and needs; some concentrate on career themes while others pay more attention to innovative learning.
There are many reasons parents and students opt for an alternative school vs. a traditional school:
Whatever the reason, many past students of alternative schooling have credited the approach as a significant turning point in their lives, highlighting the many benefits they experienced.
Benefits of Alternative Schools:
At Futures Academy, our solution for students who don't do well in the traditional class set up is the more personal one-to-one approach. We look different, we teach differently, and we deliver next generation education in a ‘one size fits none’ model. We are a premium, personalized school with vibrant classroom settings offering customized instruction tailored for each student's learning style. Our focus is not only on academics, but on the whole student, which is why we teach optimism, growth mindset, and the habits for cultivating happiness alongside core academics.