Alternative Education – Mercer County Schools offers a variety of alternative education programs:
- Alternative Learning Centers (2 locations) – serve students in grades 6-8 who are referred by the school administration and approved for enrollment by the Mercer County Alternative Education Committee.
- Alternative Education Program – serve students in grades 9-12 who are referred by the school administration and approved for enrollment by the Mercer County Alternative Education Committee.
- Expelled Education Services – serves expelled students in grades 6-12 through a virtual home based program.
- Second Chance – In an effort to reduce the drop-out rate and reclaim students who leave school and later wish to return, Mercer County Schools has instituted the Second Chance Program. This program is designed specifically for students who wish to re-enroll after dropping out and desire to earn credits toward a traditional or modified diploma.
For more details and eligibility information, as well as information about all of Mercer County’s alternative education programs, contact the Coordinator of Pupil Services at 304-487-1551, ext. 1245.