Middle School Alternative Education - STRIVE
The purpose of the Dallastown Area Middle School Alternative Education Program, called STRIVE, is to provide a quality educational option for students in grades 7 and 8, for whom the traditional school setting is not currently effective. The Alternative Education Program is only an option after considerable discussion occurs among administration, school counselor, team teachers and parents/guardians and is viewed as an appropriate placement.
There are various reasons that a referral to the Alternative Education Program may be initiated by administrative staff. These reasons could include chronic truancy, not meeting grade level academic goals, disregard for school authority, misconduct/violations meriting suspension or as a transition program for students returning from other placements.
While in the Alternative Education Program, students would remain with their grade level peer group and be provided with a structured social skills curriculum. Counseled activities will also be available to meet individual needs. The program will assist students in developing the necessary skills to successfully return to the regular school setting.
Dallastown Area Cyber Academy
The Academy is a comprehensive curriculum delivered in an online format designed as an alternative for families interested in another learning option for their students or for current cyber charter students living in the Dallastown Area School District (DASD).
Students will receive a computer, internet access reimbursement, curriculum and textbooks, technology support by the district's Instructional Technology department, a one-time reimbursement for technology equipment and supplies up to $100, and individualized counseling, assistance, and support by district staff members.
Please call the middle school guidance office to discuss these alternative education programs.