About Us

About Us

ADMISSIONStudents are admitted only upon recommendation by the Principal and approved by Day Treatment/Learning Center Committee, or direct placement by the Superintendent of schools.

Once student in determined to be a candidate for admission, an intake meeting is held. This involves the student, parents/guardian, building level administrator and the alternative center Principal/Director and Counselor.

Transportation will be provided by the district, student’s parents or students. Students may report to school as early as 15 minutes prior to start of school. Students must leave school grounds promptly at dismissal.

Instruction will be provided Monday – Friday 8:00am – 3:30pm in Math, English, Science, Social Studies, Life Management and Social Skills. Some electives are available. Students may obtain job/community service and work successfully at least 10 hours per week for which they will receive credit. Each student will have an individual educational and behavioral management plan. The Mercer County District calendar will be followed with the exception of 35 extended days.

Upon entry student will be given a computerized standardized test to determine entry educational level. Computer assisted instruction using Novel Star and Pace meets the Mercer County curriculum and the Commonwealth of Kentucky requirement. Parent involvement, flexible schedule and a less than 12 – 1 student/teacher ratio are hallmarks of the program meeting the needs of students grades 6 thru 12.

The Day Treatment/Learning Center is a drug and tobacco free environment endorsing the Safe School Concepts. Students attendance is required on a daily bases. Students are required to follow Mercer County District dress code. No electronic devices are permitted.

Parent involvement is the most critical component for student success. Parents will be kept informed through weekly reports and involvement through monthly meetings and 60 day reviews, which requires both parents to be present.

The Day Treatment/Learning Center Staff as well as the home school administrator will determine when the student may return to the home school, based on student progress on Behavior Management Plan, Individual Educational Plan and attendance.
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