Philosophy & Goals
In keeping with the philosophy of Cypress-Fairbanks I.S.D., the philosophy of the Alternative Learning Center/Secondary Alternative Center staff is to work systematically as a team to provide an instructional and behavioral program designed to meet the individual needs and abilities of each student placed at the Alternative Learning Center (ALC)/Secondary Alternative Center (SAC). This learning environment will promote the development of independent, responsible, contributing members of our society.
To Provide ...
- every student with a stable, equal learning environment through a structured, consistent system of discipline.
- every teacher with an adequate teaching environment and the professional training opportunities and support to carry out their responsibilities properly.
- an educational program ...
- in the required subjects implementing the Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills of each course of study.
- adapted to the student's individual learning style that will develop each student's personal knowledge, skills and competencies to the maximum level.
- whereby the student can experience more immediate academic success ultimately raising self-esteem
- follow a written behavior management plan that brings philosophy, policy and training into meaningful focus.
- modify behavior through the use of a structured, consistent level system that encourages the student to accept responsibility for his/her actions and make the appropriate changes.
- develop within each student ...
- appropriate decision-making and problem-solving skills.
- acceptable and appropriate social behaviors.
- sufficient changes in behavior and/or attitude to enable student to return to home campus and adapt successfully
- provide intensive counseling and guidance for students with behavior modification as the primary focus, both individually and in groups.
- improve students ability to benefit from the educational programming by addressing current obstacles to their learning.
- encourage and assist student to ...
- examine his/her attitude and/or behavior and strive toward its improvement.
- increase problem-solving and decision-making skills.
- set goals, both academic and personal.
- establish patterns of self-discipline.
- build/rebuild a positive self-concept, positive values and a respect for oneself and others.
- strengthen interpersonal relationships.
- recognize his/her value to society and potential to become a contributing member.
- adapt to a changing environment.
- increase communication between parent and the school.
- provide counseling and guidance to parents which might produce a support system for the student.
- act as a resource in directing parents toward community agencies which can provide appropriate outside assistance when needed.
- lower the drop-out rate.
- provide a school placement for students who otherwise would be unsupervised in the community during the school day.
- create a desire in the student to be a productive contributing member of society.
- provide opportunities for service learning experiences.
- involve community businesses as Partners in Education.