Programs

Alternative Day School Program

Russell County Schools operate a Secondary Alternative Day Program during the regular school term.  The students are bused from the three secondary schools in the county to the Russell County Alternative Center located at 1315 East Main Street in Lebanon. Students may be placed at the alternative school for as little as six weeks or as long as a year depending upon the severity of school rules' violations. 

            Most students will work on two subjects at a time unless the student is returning to his/her home school before the end of the first semester or has been placed at the Alternative Center for only a six weeks period.  In such cases, the student’s assignments are sent from the home school.    Studying only two subjects at a time until finished has proven to help motivate the at-risk student because many students have not earned the credits necessary to be promoted to the next grade.  Students expecting to earn a high school diploma are expected to pass the required number of the Standards of Learning tests.

 

After School Program


The After School Program meets four evenings each week for two and a half  hour classes.  Seniors who are at-risk of dropping out of school and in need of no more than two classes in order to graduate are given first priority.  They are required to log 140 hours and complete all required material before being given credit for a subject.  This time schedule allows a student to complete one subject each semester.  Some of the students in the evening class are teen-age mothers with small children who have no sitter until an adult comes home from work in the afternoon.  These young girls also study one subject at a time; however, home assignments are made for additional work in other subject areas.   They may complete as many as three subjects each semester.   SOL tests are given in the fall and spring to all students who have completed subjects requiring SOL testing.


ISAEP


The ISAEP classes are available for those students who are 16 years of age and at least one full year behind in credits.  The classes are held at the Russell County Alternative Center and students attend class a total of fifteen hours a week on academic preparation and no less than 10 hours per week on CTE Skills development.  Students receive instruction on job skills, writing a resume, career planning, and being interviewed for a job as well as educational instruction in passing the GED test.


Project Lifeline


 Project Lifeline is a program implemented at all three county high schools.  Students that are behind in credits or are at-risk but not discipline problems are assigned to lifeline during 


Middle School Alternative Day Program


Russell County Schools operate an Elementary and Middle School Alternative Day Program during the regular school term.  The students are bused from the elementary or middle schools in the county to a facility on the campus of Lebanon Middle School.  Students may be placed in the day program for a period of ten days or up to a year depending upon the severity of school rules' violations.  Assignments are sent from the student’s home school and counseling is available through Cumberland Mental Health in Lebanon, Virginia.  The program operates with an administrator from the Secondary Alternative Day Program and a certified teacher and two instructional aides.


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