ANKENY, Iowa (April 12, 2018) - As education continues to change, the traditional path to earn a high school diploma can be a challenge for some students. The Ankeny Community School District’s Alternative Learning Center, or ALC, offers secondary students at risk of not graduating the opportunity to stay on the track to graduation with an intensive intervention program. This intervention program has proved to help students who need extra supports achieve success. In fact, eight students, who may not have graduated otherwise, have successfully completed the program so far this year.
Managed by three content specialists, a counselor, and a special education instructor, the ALC offers personalized education plans tailored to fit an individual’s educational needs and career interests. Many students also have full-time or part-time jobs as they work towards graduation. In light of this, the ALC provides students with resources such as nutritional lunches and snacks, Wednesday-wellness days, yoga sessions, physical education, and home visits to ensure progress and success.
The ALC hired a new principal for next school year and is implementing improvements to enhance the educational experience including security upgrades, and rebranding to refresh the center’s focus and perception. Earlier this month, the ALC teachers attended the Alternative Education Conference to continue their learning on strategies to ensure students receive the best educational experience.
Ankeny Community Schools is unified in its commitment, passion, and vision so every learner is prepared to achieve a lifetime of personal success.
Ankeny Community School District does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party preference, military affiliation, socioeconomic status, or familial status. Inquiries or grievances may be directed to Josie Lewis, Chief Human Resources Officer, 306 SW School Street, P.O. Box 189, Ankeny, IA, 50021-0189, (515) 965-9600, firstname.lastname@example.org; or the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA, 50319-0201, (515) 281-4121; or the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661.
NOTICE: THE ANKENY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT COMPLIES WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA), IOWA CIVIL RIGHTS ACT (ICRA), AND SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT IN ENSURING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY EQUAL TO THAT OF THEIR NONDISABLED PEERS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DISTRICT’S PROGRAMS, BENEFITS, AND SERVICES, INCLUDING THOSE DELIVERED THROUGH ELECTRONIC AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY. FOR REQUESTS OR INQUIRIES REGARDING ACCESS TO THE DISTRICT’S WEBPAGE OR ANOTHER ELECTRONIC RESOURCE, PLEASE CONTACT THE DISTRICT’S COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, SAMANTHA AUKES AT 515-289-3950 OR SAMANTHA.AUKES@ANKENYSCHOOLS.ORG. INFORMATION ON HOW TO REACH THE DISTRICT’S SECTION 504/EQUITY COORDINATOR AND APPLICABLE GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES ARE AVAILABLE HERE.