IMPORTANT THOUGHTS FROM

MEAD Althernative High School



Things People Appreciate

Relationships

This is central to our sense of community and shared learning environment.

Individual needs recognized

Mead is awesome at recognizing individuality. It encourages them positively, allowing them to be secure and sure of who they are.

The teachers do an amazing job in my opinion, to help students achieve

their goals toward completing their education. They hold the students accountable for their own success or failure. I appreciate this since it helps my granddaughter realize she is important and can do anything she puts her mind too.

Mead Alternative

I think this is a great environment for my student. She feels relaxed and is having a great time learning and exploring this new learning style.

You teach the kids personal responsibility

Even just having them make their own absentee call makes them evaluate if they really need to miss school. Also, having to answer to one teacher who is interacting regularly with that student gives the student a better concept of the importance of personal responsibility.

Things to Improve

Look at each child individually

I think trying a little harder to understand where a kid is coming from and then try to work with that. I wish that there was a bit more flexibility for my child, because he really struggles because of his perception of himself, and the constant bullying that he has endured.

To continue to think outside the box

You have kids that are coming from such different backgrounds, and they learn so differently from each other, but they also communicate completely different, and I think that is part what we need to focus on. I belive that peer pressure is worse now than ever.

I think that the school could work harder to expel the stigma that people have

about the word alternative school as a bad thing. This is important to me because of things that have been said to my granddaughter by her family members.

Offering optional ways to earn credits

Keeping with learning styles and ability, offer different classes and opportunities to earn credits, so that the student feels in the driver's seat of their learning. This gives them fuel.

More parent/family involvement

This is important to building a stronger sense of community and support for our students.

Other Thoughts Shared

Considering the big picture

It is important to consider both the welfare of the individual student and the impact of the students around them when accommodating the needs of any one student. What's in the best interest for one may not be in the best interest for others.

Fantastic group of people

Without the support and patience of the team my son would never have graduated and my daughter wouldn't be so encouraged to finish school. It's such a great place for anyone. All schools should follow this system and stop treating children as cattle. You guys are awesome!

Mead and Mead Alternative

Mead School District makes every effort to support kids, families and lifelong learning. At MEAD Alternative, we have the opportunity and freedom to reach all kinds of students and create meaningful learning experiences.

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MEAD Althernative High School

Staff Member4113
Parent/Guardian14756
Student120
Community Member80
Other20
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