The program at MMP is a long term alternative education program for the student who has exhibited either serious or persistent misconduct at his/her home school. The MMP program has the following fundamental objectives:
- Understanding the misbehavior/consequence relationship
- Analyzing the behavior which resulted in assignment to MMP
- Accepting responsibility for the behavior
- Developing an appreciation for the opportunities afforded at a regular high school setting
- Modifying behavior so as not to be confronted with returning to MMP or another alternative program or facing possible expulsion
Length of Placement
Students are placed in the Multiple Pathways Program for a minimum of one school semester. If a student’s goals are met and progress is documented, students are able to return to a regular high school setting. The length of stay may also be extended for additional semesters for excessive unlawful days of absence.
Students will be recommended to transition back to the regular high school setting based on consideration of the following criteria:
· The student’s expulsion term (e.g., one semester, two semesters, etc.)
· The student’s attendance (85% attendance record from the date of his/her enrollment in the alternative educational setting to the date of his/her transition consideration)
· The student’s academic progress (i.e., current grade point average of 2.5 or above)
· The student’s behavior (NO Type I or Type II offenses committed by the student from the date of his/her enrollment in the alternative educational setting to the date of his/her transition consideration)
· The student’s ability to complete a minimum of 20 hours of community service, 20 hours of extracurricular activities, or a combination of both.
· The student’s ability to obtain three (3) favorable letters of recommendation from teachers.
· The student’s ability to successfully complete his/her Exit Transition Interview.
*In addition, parents will be required to attend 3 parental involvement activities as part of their child’s exit criteria.