High School students...
Who are in danger of not graduating on time due to attendance problems.
Who have a strong desire to graduate from high school.
Who have self-discipline and motivation to work at their own pace.
Who have home/social issues that require a flexible schedule.
Who are detached from the school environment.
Who may be new enrollees struggling to adapt to the school due to their recent move.
Who are home-bound students.who are on the path to being suspended due to minor behavior problems (but not already suspended).Who may have other unique circumstances that are interfering with graduating from high school.
Anyone can refer a student.A student may self-refer.
Students must have attempted one year of high school before being referred.
Students must have a reasonable chance of completing the credit requirements before they age out of public school.This can be determined with a transcript audit.
The PLC is not easier than a traditional school. In fact, students in the PLC School will receive credit for the course on a mastery basis. They must have an 80% passing rate, rather than the 70% that is accepted in school. The students must complete the same state graduation requirements as the students in the traditional high schools. PLC st udents are actually held more accountable as they are the ones who must monitor their own progress on the curriculum. There will be less emphasis on the time it takes to complete a course and more emphasis on mastering the subject con tent.
This will be handled through out the regular transfer process. Students who are caught up will be allowed to transfer back to their home high school at semester breaks only.