September 19, 2023
Nantahala Health Foundation needs your help to gather information about Alternative Education and related support systems within WNC.
We want to hear about your personal or professional experiences with alternative education systems in Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Jackson, Macon, and Swain, counties and on the Qualla Boundary.
Our 9-question survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete.
If you know someone who could contribute to this important information-gathering effort, please share the survey link with them. We welcome extensive input from various stakeholders, from parents to students, to educators to alternative ed school staff at all levels. Survey results will be used to inform future grant-making opportunities made available by Nantahala Health Foundation.
THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR RESPONSES IS SEPTEMBER 25.
THE MORE YOU KNOW… Alternative Education Programs are designed to support students who lack success in traditional school settings. These programs recognize a different style of teaching may better serve some students and that, for various reasons, these students may need to recover credit or receive help removing barriers to learning in a traditional setting.
Alternative schools and programs can be housed in a designated, separate alternative school building or may be self-contained within a traditional school. These programs are designed to meet student needs by utilizing non-traditional best practices in education and other supports designed to assist students with academic, behavior, and/or mental health challenges that impede their success in traditional school environments. Alternative education programs provide a range of educational, social and personal, transition, and dropout prevention services.