Alternative Education Programs

Regional Safe School Programs

Students who are suspended/expelled from their schools can get back on track through our Safe School programs. We meet the specific needs of disruptive students by providing individual attention in alternative learning environments that turn around many lives each school year.

Alternative Education Program Locations

ACRSS

1416 Maine Street
Quincy, IL 62301
217-228-7175

Adams County Regional Safe School Program (ACRSS) is an alternative program for 7-12th graders located in the garden (lower) level of the Board of Education Building, 1416 Maine Street, Quincy.  Partial funding for this program is provided through the Regional Safe Schools Grant. All students must be referred by their homeschool, meet specific guidelines, and complete an Alternative Education Plan (AEP) prior to enrollment.

ACRSS utilizes a block schedule and offers a full range of academic course work including electives and a fully staffed computer lab.  Our block approach helps promote success by allowing students to focus on 3 to 4 subject areas at a time as opposed to six or seven. It may also help them attain graduation credits at an accelerated rate.  Ultimately, our goal is to transition your child back to their individual homeschool but in the meantime, we’ll provide them with the opportunity to earn a Quincy Senior High School diploma or their individual homeschool diploma by meeting the appropriate District graduation requirements. ACRSS has clear and consistent behavior expectations and appropriate behavior interventions. Community experiences are incorporated into our program providing trips to various employers and secondary education or training opportunities for career information and offering possible student volunteer possibilities.

Lafayette Academy - ARC

747 West Lafayette
Jacksonville, IL 62650
217-243-8438

Lafayette Academy is a Truancy Alternative Optional Education Program (TAOEP) that provides an educational option for chronic truants, truants, and retrieved dropouts. The program offers students in grades 9-12 a program designed to addresses the problems of truancy, dropout prevention, and academic remediation. The geographical area served by the Lafayette Academy Includes Brown, Cass, Morgan, and Scott Counties. Lafayette Academy offers core curriculum classes required by the referring districts for graduation which include English, Speech, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Health, Consumer Education, and Career/College Preparation. Additionally, Independent study courses for credit recovery are provided through the TAOEP software based program Edgenuity. 

The ARC program provides services to students in grades 9-12 from Brown, Cass, Morgan, and Scott Counties that have struggled with their behavior at their home schools. Students qualifying for the ARC program have had multiple suspensions or have been expelled from their home district. ARC offers these students a different environment with smaller class sizes, increased academic and emotional supports, and an opportunity to work toward their graduation requirements both more independently and at a quicker pace. While at ARC students are also encouraged to work with the staff to address issues that are often the root cause of their poor behavior. 

P.A.C.E. SCHOOL

512 S. Madison St.
Pittsfield, IL 62363
217-285-6888

PACE Alternative School is an R.S.S.P. school that is housed in the Pikeland Unit 10 district at Pittsfield High School. It serves students from 6th-12th grades from the following districts:  Pikeland, Western, Griggsville-Perry, and Pleasant Hill. PACE offers a general curriculum in grades 6-8 and utilizes the Edgenuity program for credit recovery purposes with the high school students grades 9-12.