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Center for Educational Options

The Center for Educational Options is the district’s alternative school; a program of choice with an emphasis on self-growth/work and reflection. CEO provides an alternative education setting for behaviorally or socially at-risk students who, for a variety of reasons, are not successful in a traditional school setting.


The Center for Educational Options is a place that recognizes the necessity to minister to the whole person.  It's a place where students who haven't been successful at traditional school, receive the supports necessary for them to complete their high school requirements.  CEO specializes in using varied and creative ways to teach the material, and their teaching methods are often much more tailored to each student's learning preferences.  CEO tailors a program that is both individualized to the needs of each student, and focused on developing a community that is accountable to one another. The purpose of CEO is to provide students opportunities for success by helping each person identify and build upon their own personal strengths.  We work together to create unique ways to motivate and encourage each other to do quality work in the classroom and into the community beyond. 


CEO offers students a more therapeutic environment as well.  They have access to their very own certified school counselor to help with their needs on an individual or group basis.  In CEO, students receive instruction in social, emotional, and life skills through the Discovery program-a SKILLS-based curriculum that creates positive change in students.  Through the Discovery Program, students can develop many of the social skills necessary to be successful in school and in life, as well as promoting academic success.


More than anything, CEO and the Discovery Program is student driven, teaching the interpersonal and intrapersonal skills necessary to be a contributing and self-sufficient citizen of a community (emotion management, communication skills, assertiveness training, problem solving, and conflict resolution).  Discovery teaches students to be successful in and out of school by teaching them how to communicate effectively, develop time management skills, resolve conflicts, and set life goals, manage their emotions.  


Who would be a good candidate?

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