About us

Atchison Alternative Educational Programs are a unique combination of programs that provides educational services to the students of the USD 409. Academic, vocational, and/or therapeutic programs will be provided through an individualized, student-centered approach. Programs will be attentive to the needs of the students and will be very sensitive to the variety of learning styles among students.

Atchison Alternative Educational Programs will work with each student to assess academic and career goals in order to provide instructional opportunities. Emphasis will be placed on helping students develop self-discipline and responsibility - an expected behavior in the workplace. Staff will maintain and model an orderly learning environment through fair and respectful treatment of students.

A fundamental belief of these educational programs is that all students are of value. They need guidance to find and develop the positive qualities they possess. We understand that many will have histories of failure in the "traditional" settings. Thus, our goal is to strive to find creative approaches to their learning which will enable them to experience success and create satisfying futures.

We understand that many students may come to an alternative school setting with life circumstances, which present barriers to their success. We will strive to be non-judgmental, to provide a structured environment that is not rigid, but is a supportive environment that fosters success and self-confidence.

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