Alternative OptionsDecatur School District has a variety of alternative options available for students who are not succeeding in the traditional school setting. Student support and interventions are necessary before being transferred to any alternative setting. Administrators and counselors can provide additional information on the options available and make recommendations regarding specific students. It will be the final decision of Student Services on student placement.PhoenixPhoenix is for students who are academically behind and is for 4-12th grade students.FuturesFutures is for students who are academically behind with truancy issues. The program allows students to earn accelerated credits toward graduation.
QUALIFICATIONS AND ADMISSION:
Admission is open to any student in high school who meets the minimum age requirement of sixteen. All students must be referred to Futures Unlimited by their home school district. The home district will provide a copy of the school transcript and letter of referral.
Each student being considered for enrollment at Futures Unlimited must undergo an assessment. The purpose is to determine a student's goals, abilities and vocational interests. During this assessment, background information is gathered and reading and math abilities are determined. With the results of these assessments, an appropriate individual program is planned.SCHOOL HOURS:Monday - Friday 8:05 am - 1:45 pmMilligan AcademyMilligan is for students who need an alternative setting to be successful.
Students with numerous suspensions which have resulted in academic concerns for the student. Students eligible for expulsion through violating school district policy.Students expelled whose home district has placed the expulsion in abeyance.Students ordered for referral by the court.
The student’s home school completes a referral.The student and his parent/s attend an orientation session.Milligan Academy staff interviews both the student and parent/s.Milligan Academy staff makes a determination as to the staff’s ability to meet the needs of the students.