About the Alternative education program
The Barrow County Alternative Education Program was formally established in 2003 to accommodate the educational and behavioral needs of students that cannot be correctly addressed in a traditional school environment. We provide a flexible and diverse program with an emphasis on the development of divergent thinking skills and creative problem solving where students benefit from a shared wealth of knowledge, training, and diverse life experiences from their teachers that is presented in ways to promote student learning. With a student-teacher ratio of 16:1 for grades 6-8 and 14:1 for grades 9-12, students are provided with individualized instruction which allows teachers to facilitate and guide students through the learning process.
We will pursue excellence by providing students with the best possible educational experiences by fostering a safe and secure learning environment where academic achievement is reinforced through real-world experiences and active and differentiated learning strategies in an affirmative atmosphere.
We will provide students with opportunities to improve behavioral, social, and academic skills that facilitate their transitions into school and community settings, enable them to become successful, responsible, and contributing citizens, and facilitate the efforts towards their aspirations of the completion of graduation requirements.
AEP Fast Facts:
Enrollment in high school: 9th-12th Grade
Feeder schools for high school: Apalachee, Winder-Barrow
Enrollment in middle school: 6th-8th Grade
Feeder schools for middle school: Bear Creek, Haymon-Morris, Russell, Westside
Classes: 8:30 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.
Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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