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An alternative school, sometimes referred to as a minischool, or remedial school, is any public or private school having a special curriculum, especially an elementary or secondary school offering a more flexible program of study than a traditional school. Many such schools were founded in the 1970's as an alternative to traditional classroom structure.[1] A wide range of philosophies and teaching methods are offered by alternative schools; some have strong political, scholarly, or philosophical orientations, while others are more ad-hoc assemblies of teachers and students dissatisfied with some aspect of traditional education. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 532 KB)A photo of the Great Neck Village School in New York. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 532 KB)A photo of the Great Neck Village School in New York. ... Great Neck Village School also known as VS is an alternative high school located in Great Neck, New York, United States, as part of the Great Neck School District. ... Great Neck is a village located in Nassau County, New York in the USA. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 9,538. ... NY redirects here. ... Traditional education is usually the absence or target of destruction by Education reform. ...


Generally an alternative school serves as an extension to a larger traditional privately or publicly-run elementary or secondary school, although similar programs exist in higher education settings that serve adults returning to school. They generally function as stand-alone schools, or in the case of minischools, as a "school within a school", where they physically operate within the walls of the larger school. A large elementary school in Magome, Japan. ... Secondary school is a term used to describe an institution where the final stage of compulsory schooling, known as secondary education, takes place. ...


Sometimes, particularly in the United States, the phrase alternative school can refer to a school which practices alternative education. This is a much broader use of the term, covering all forms of non-traditional educational methods and philosophies, including school choice, independent school, homeschooling, and alternative school. However, even the narrower usage of the term may refer to a range of school type such as a school with an innovative and flexible cirriculum aimed at bright, self-motivated students; a school intended to accomodate students with behavioral problems; or a school with special remedial programs.[2] Students in Rome, Italy. ... Great Neck Village School, an alternative high school in Great Neck, New York, USA Alternative education, also known as non-traditional education or educational alternative, describes an education that is modified or particularized for those having singular needs, such as maladjusted people and gifted children. ... School choice, sometimes called public choice, describes any one of several forms of publicly-funded alternative education program that allows students to choose to attend any of various participating private and public schools, usually based on a system of vouchers, tax credits, or scholarships. ... An independent school is a school which is not dependent upon national or local government for financing its operation and is instead operated by tuition charges, gifts, and perhaps the investment yield of an endowment. ... Homeschooling – also called home education or home school – is the education of children at home rather than in a public or private school. ...

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Great Neck Village School, an alternative high school in Great Neck, New York, USA Alternative education, also known as non-traditional education or educational alternative, describes an education that is modified or particularized for those having singular needs, such as maladjusted people and gifted children. ... A free school is a decentralized network in which skills, information, and knowledge are shared without hierarchy and the institutional environment of formal schooling. ... Gifted education is a broad term for special practices, procedures and theories used in the education of children who have been identified as gifted or talented. ... This page has been deleted, and protected to prevent re-creation. ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... The term public school has different (and in some cases contradictory) meanings due to regional differences. ... Special education consists of educational programs designed to support students whose singular needs or disabilities require special teaching approaches, equipment, or care within or outside a regular classroom. ... A special school is a school catering to students who have special educational needs (SEN), for example, because of learning difficulties or physical disabilities. ... Unschooling is a form of education in which learning is based on the students interests, needs, and goals. ...

References

  1. ^ "Alternative Schools Adapt," by Fannie Weinstein. The New York Times, June 8, 1986, section A page 14.
  2. ^ "Changing Perspectives on Alternative Schooling for Children and Adolescents With Challenging Behavior," Robert A. Gable et al. Preventing School Failure, Fall 2006. Volume 51, Issue 1, page 5.

External links

  • Iowa Association of Alternative Education
  • International Association for Learning Alternatives

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By funding: Free educationPrivate schoolPublic schoolIndependent schoolIndependent school (UK)Grammar schoolCharter school Students in Rome, Italy. ... A large elementary school in Magome, Japan. ... Middle school (also known as intermediate school or junior high school) covers a period of education that straddles primary education and secondary education, serving as a bridge between the two. ... Main article: Secondary education High school is a name used in some parts of the world, and particularly in North America, to describe the last segment of compulsory education. ... Free education is a policy stance in politics that ensures education for its citizens up to a certain level. ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... The term public school has different (and in some cases contradictory) meanings due to regional differences. ... An independent school is a school which is not dependent upon national or local government for financing its operation and is instead operated by tuition charges, gifts, and perhaps the investment yield of an endowment. ... An independent school in the United Kingdom is a school that relies for all or most of its funding on non-governmental sources. ... Grammar school can refer to various types of schools in different English-speaking countries. ... Charter schools are publicly funded elementary or secondary schools in the United States which have been freed from some of the rules, regulations, and statutes that apply to other public schools, in exchange for some type of accountability for producing certain results, which are set forth in each charter school...


By style of education: Day schoolFree schoolAlternative schoolParochial schoolBoarding schoolMagnet schoolCyberschool • K-12 A day school is an institution where children are given educational instruction only during the day and after which children return to their homes. ... A free school is a decentralized network in which skills, information, and knowledge are shared without hierarchy and the institutional environment of formal schooling. ... A parochial school (or faith school) is a type of private school which engages in religious education in addition to conventional education. ... A boarding school is an educational institution where some or all pupils not only study, but also live, amongst their peers. ... In the U.S. system of education, a magnet school is a public school which offers innovative courses, specialized training, etc. ... Cyberschool is an education program in which normal curriculum is taught in an online forum, instead of inside of a classroom. ... K-12 (Pronounced Kay through twelve or just Kay twelve) is the North American designation for primary and secondary education. ...


By scope: Compulsory educationComprehensive schoolVocational schoolUniversity-preparatory schoolUniversity Compulsory education is education which children are required by law to receive and governments to provide. ... A Comprehensive school is a type of school providing secondary level education in England or Wales. ... A vocational school, providing vocational education and also sometimes referred to as a trade school or career college, and school was operated for the express purpose of giving its students the skills needed to perform a certain job or jobs. ... A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (usually abbreviated to preparatory school, college prep school, or prep school) is a private secondary school designed to prepare a student for higher education. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ...


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