Alternative Schooling Resources


Middle College High School: A Meaningful Option. (2008).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.
Pasco School District Teen Parent Program: Our Children Are Our Legacy. (2008).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.
Grier, T. B., & Peterson, K. D. (2006).  Middle College High Schools: A Meaningful Option for Disconnected High School Students. Effective Strategies.
Smink, J., & Schargel, F. P. (Eds.). (2004).  Helping Students Graduate: A Strategic Approach To Dropout Prevention. Larchmont, NY : Eye On Education.
Reimer, M. S., & Cash, T. (2003).  Alternative Schools: Best Practices for Development and Evaluation. Effective Strategies.
Hinz, L. (1998).  Positive Directions for Schools and Communities: Non-traditional alternative to school organization. Seeds of change: Positive directions for schools and communities. University of Minnesota Extension Service.
Kellmayer, J. (1995).  How to establish an alternative school. Thousand Oaks, CA : Corwin Press.

Web Sites

Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1989 by education expert Jerry Mainz to advance learner-centered approaches to education. AERO is considered by many to be the primary hub of communications for educational alternatives around the world.
furthers and supports multifaceted instructional approaches and means of assessing learning for all students, particularly those in nontraditional environments (many states have similar organizations)