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Choices: An Alternative High School

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An Alternative High School in the Cayman Islands for students who have been excluded for behaviour issues.

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Choices: An Alternative High School

  1. 1. CHOICES HIGH SCHOOL A NEW BEGINNING Alternative Education Services In The Cayman Islands Raphael Daniel Director Alternative Education Centre
  2. 2. Catchments <ul><li>George Hicks H.S. </li></ul><ul><li>John Gray H.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Bonaventure Boys Home </li></ul><ul><li>Frances Bodden Girls Home </li></ul><ul><li>Light House School </li></ul>
  3. 3. Philosophical Approaches <ul><li>Traditional Approach </li></ul><ul><li>Fix the student: Behavior Modification </li></ul><ul><li>General curriculum offerings </li></ul><ul><li>General goals </li></ul><ul><li>Time and training intensive </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Approach </li></ul><ul><li>Fix the curriculum: modify the environment </li></ul><ul><li>Personalized career focused curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Behavior, motivation and attendance issues addressed </li></ul><ul><li>Specific goals </li></ul>
  4. 4. CHOICES CURRICULUM ACCESS GRAPHIC <ul><li>Core Subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Language Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Modules </li></ul><ul><li>Anger Management </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional Intelligence </li></ul>I.T Tech. Voc Work Ethics Art & Craft P. E Certification Work Experience Higher Ed. Apprenticeship H.S. Suspension Unit Transition Unit Tutorial Unit
  5. 5. Define Outcomes for CHS <ul><li>Suspension Unit (1-37) Av:3-4 </li></ul><ul><li>(Goal?) (Anger Management) </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorial Unit (12 months plus) </li></ul><ul><li>(reintegration goal) </li></ul><ul><li>Transition Unit (10 months) (School To Work) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Alternative Curriculum <ul><li>The Conover Assessment and curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Anderson & Anderson Anger Management </li></ul><ul><li>Information Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Vocational Meca The Conover Company - MECA® </li></ul><ul><li>Work Ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Social Health Education </li></ul><ul><li>Bring It On (Modules) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Field Activities <ul><li>Field Trips </li></ul><ul><li>Job Coaching </li></ul><ul><li>Work Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Apprenticeships </li></ul>
  8. 8. Curriculum Extension & Support <ul><li>Tech Voc Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Voc Summer School </li></ul><ul><li>Summer Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Behaviour Intervention Modules </li></ul><ul><li>Visiting technical personnel </li></ul><ul><li>Modules at the University of the C.I. </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Certification (N.V.Q’s) Guidelines </li></ul>
  9. 9. Financial Support <ul><li>Extra budgetary support for projects </li></ul><ul><li>Private Sponsors </li></ul><ul><li>Grants </li></ul>
  10. 10. Community Support <ul><li>Private Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Service Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Labour </li></ul><ul><li>International Agencies </li></ul>
  11. 11. Practical Labs <ul><li>Turn unused storage area and walkway into Multipurpose Tech Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Portable classroom for Science Art & Craft </li></ul>
  12. 12. Projects <ul><li>Culinary Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Beauty Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Voc Summer School </li></ul><ul><li>Distance / On-line learning </li></ul><ul><li>Drivers Education Module </li></ul>
  13. 13. Staffing <ul><li>Principal </li></ul><ul><li>Counselor </li></ul><ul><li>Four Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Three Assistants </li></ul><ul><li>Driver </li></ul><ul><li>Needs </li></ul><ul><li>Substance Abuse Counselor </li></ul><ul><li>Culinary Arts Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Beauty Culture Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Secretary </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Bus </li></ul>

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