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Alternative Education (Bridge)

BRIDGE PRogram: Alternative Education

Instructors: Michele Hepner & Ricky Bowley

Mission Statement:

The Alternative Education program exists in order to provide an opportunity to students who have encountered difficulty in completing academic requirements in the base school setting. It is the mission of this program to partner with the referring school in delivering instruction and supervision to students who have been assigned to alternative education.

What is Alternative Education?

Alternative education is an intervention. It is an outlook based on the individual characteristics and needs of each student. It is founded on the belief that there are many ways to become educated and recognizes that everyone learns in a different way and at a different pace. It is a delivery system for instruction that incorporates variety, innovation, and choice into the school program to ensure that each student served may find and follow a path to the educational goals of the community.

General Education Development (GED)

This course is designed to provide instruction in the skills one needs to pass the General Educational Development (GED) Test. Grades 11-12

Individualized Student Alternative Education Program (ISAEP)

This course is designed to provide instruction in the skills needed to pass the GED Test. In addition to GED preparation, the student will receive employability skill training and career development experiences. Prerequisite: 45 on GED Practice test, 7.5 Grade Reading Level.


ADA Compliance Errors0
According to Policy GBA/JFHA, the SCPS School Board is committed to maintaining an educational environment and workplace that is free from discrimination and harassment. In accordance with the law, the Board prohibits discrimination and harassment against students, employees, or others on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, status as a veteran, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law or based on a belief that such characteristic exists, hereinafter referred to as a protected group status, at school or any school sponsored activity. Any student or school personnel who believes he or she has been the victim of or has witnessed discrimination or harassment by a student, school personnel or a third party should report the alleged incident to one of the compliance officers or to any school personnel. The Title IX Compliance Officers to contact regarding compliance issues associated with this discrimination and harassment policy are:
Dr. David Hinegardner, Asst Superintendent of Administrative Services and Strategic Planning, (540) 459-6708, email - dahinegardner@shenandoah.k12.va.us or Ms. Linda C. Hodges, Director of Human Resources, (540) 459-6743, email - lchodges@shenandoah.k12.va.us.
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