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Hudson, Julie
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School Location

Juvenile Justice Center

5100 Second St. NW 87107
(505) 468-7284
Portable #3
East End of Campus


Adele Evans, Principal
(505) 468-7223

Hours

Session

  • Classes are divided between 8am and 11:30am M-Th.  Student attendance will be determined by availability and teacher's discretion.

Continuation School

Purpose

Continuation School is an alternative school that offers continued educational opportunities to general education high school students who have been suspended or expelled for major infractions of the disciplinary code. Students attend for the period of their school suspension. APS hearing officers, juvenile court judges, probation or truancy officers, or high school administrators may refer students to Continuation School.

Students in Continuation School begin the program with an intake meeting which covers expectations, contact information, and rules. Classes are assigned based on an evaluation of the student’s transcript.  Classes include a) computer based instruction b) essays and projects c) book reports. There are two sessions: 8:30 – 11:00 and 11:30 – 2:00.

The number and type of credits that can be earned at Continuation School depend upon a student’s existing transcript, attendance, and effort while enrolled in the class. 

Mission Statement

Continuation School, in a collaborative effort, takes a leadership role in reducing drop-out rates and facilitating successful transition to continuous educational opportunities by providing a short term credit granting alternative school for students who are not able to attend a traditional school setting.

Student Expectations

Dress Code

Continuation School students must adhere to the standard APS Dress Code.

Attendance

Attendance is mandatory. Absences will be reported to parents, guardians, probation officers, truancy officers or judges as appropriate. Students may be removed for lack of attendance.

Schedule

Students in the Continuation School Program will have a schedule that includes:

  1. A daily academic component including remediation in reading and math
  2. Computer-aided instruction
  3. Essays, papers, & projects as assigned by Nova Net or teacher
  4. Book reports

Behavior Policy

Continuation School students and parents will sign a behavior agreement for the period of their attendance. Violations of this agreement may result in expulsion.

Eligibility

APS secondary students in regular education who have been recommended for long-term suspension from a comprehensive high school are eligible for the Continuation School program. Students may only be enrolled in Continuation School for the length of their suspension/expulsion. APS hearing officers, juvenile court judges, probation or truancy officers, or high school administrators may refer students to Continuation School.

Immunizations

All state requirements for immunizations must be current. Bring a copy of your current shot records to registration to be reviewed by the school nurse. You may call Mary Dorsey (nurse) directly at: (505) 931-3823.

Credit Recovery

The number and type of credits that can be earned at Continuation School depends upon a student’s existing transcript, attendance, and effort while enrolled at the school. For every 80 hours of documented work, 1/2 credit may be earned for work-study (1 credit maximum).

Transportation

Transportation is the responsibility of the parents, guardians of students.

Personal Technology

All electronic devices, including cell phones, iPods/iPads, beepers, blackberries, etc., must be placed in a basket while students are in class.

School Goals

 

  • Reduce the drop out rate among APS students.
     
  • Focus on strengthening basic academic skills, primarily reading & math.
     
  • Improve student's attitudes, achievement levels & behavior.
     
  • Reintegrate students into their home schools or alternative APS placement for continued schooling/graduation.
     
  • Encourage attainment of high school diplomas for all students entering the program.
     
  • Develop a homework ethic in the students.
     
  • Provide GED referrals to students for whom a regular high school diploma is not feasible.

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