Components of the Instructional Program

Student success is achieved through:

  • Lower student-to-staff ratio, approximately 15 :1
  • Core subjects English, Math, Science, and Social Studies
  • Elective courses, including Work Experience / volunteering
  • Direct classroom instruction utilizing adaptive and alternative teaching techniques
  • Individual tutoring
  • Computer courses providing the opportunity for self-paced instruction, credit recovery, and skill advancement
  • In-class completion of coursework with teacher oversight so as to minimize homework
  • Nutrition Program
  • Parent outreach
  • Counseling and monitoring to address behaviors such as anger management, alcohol and/or other drug abuse, and mental/emotional/behavioral health concerns
  • Linkages between school, social services, community agencies, and workplaces

Components of the Instructional Program

Appleton Central is a safe and nurturing environment which offers academic, physical, and social/emotional health educational opportunities for students in a small school environment with low student to teacher ratio.  Students earn credits in the classroom, utilizing online learning and through working and volunteering. We provide a wellness and nutrition program. Students and families have the support and guidance from a school social worker and professional counselor. We work closely with a variety of community agencies to assist our families in overcoming the obstacles that are getting in the way of student success.  

Appleton Central provides opportunities to draw upon the strengths of supportive staff, families, and community organizations while nurturing the most lasting and important protective factor a young person can develop - his or her own motivation. This school utilizes approaches that attempt to motivate young people to think of their own future, their self worth, and their potential, thus affecting a range of behaviors, not just one type of risk.  Supporting young people in positive ways - through education, adult and community connections, praise, encouragement, and celebration of young people's achievements - is good for young people and the community as a whole.

Functional Objectives

  • Assist students in achieving a high school diploma and skills essential for success in a technical college, the military, and work
  • Incorporate a developmental program that helps students develop attitudes more wholesome, healthy and rewarding
  • Deal with the students’ social disorientation and provide a course of readjustment
  • Develop personalized instruction for each student
  • Encourage the development of character, including the skill of appropriate decision making, encompassing honesty, integrity and persistence in adversity
  • Establish a flexible school day for students who must work because of personal and/or financial need
  • Assist in the development of marketable job skills
  • Assist in the development of parenting skills for our teen parents
  • Increase access to and coordination of quality mental health care, AODA, and medical services
  • Develop competence in a number of areas, including: physical, social and emotional health, employability, intellectual curiosity and learning, confidence and character education, and parenting skills.