Hamilton Alternative High School Program
For more information regarding the Hamilton Alternative High School Program, please contact the home school guidance department for details or the Alternative HS Program at 631-4100 ext. 3417
This program began in 2008 and is designed for ninth (9th), tenth (10th), eleventh (11th), and twelfth (12th) grade students who have not reached their potential in the regular, comprehensive school setting, have high absenteeism, truancy, or any combination of the aforementioned.
The suggested classroom population for the program consists of a 12:1 student to teacher ratio. The students may be at high risk of dropping out of school and unresponsive to traditional means of intervention (i.e. parent conferences, in school suspension, out-of-school suspension, Core Team intervention, Intervention and Referral Service Committee, guidance intervention, etc.).
It is also important that students entering the Alternative Program understand the objectives of the program. They should be placed in the Alternative Program because it meets their educational needs to graduate. Most students feel comfortable in this smaller setting and have met success while in the program.
The planning and enrollment involves the Program Planning and Management Committee, consisting of:
- Secondary Director
- Alternative High School Administrators
- Student Services Supervisor
- Guidance Representative
- High School Principals or Designee
This committee meets to discuss the success of the Alternative High School Program. In addition, the committee members review student applications recommended for enrollment.
The program is located at Steinert High School. The hours are 3:30PM until 7:30PM, five days per week and follows the regular school calendar.