Alternative High School
Northeast Iowa Community College is committed to providing a variety of opportunities to meet student needs. The College’s alternative high school programs offer students the opportunity to earn their high school diplomas through flexible, individualized instruction. The programs provide educational options for students who have dropped out, who are at risk of dropping out or who, for various reasons, have not experienced success in the traditional classroom setting.
Students in the alternative high school programs are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and discipline. With small student teacher ratios, the alternative high school programs allow for the creation of personalized and informal environments with attention to social-emotional and academic needs. Through independent study and non-traditional methods, students in the alternative high school programs strive to follow their individual paths to success.
Approval from the student’s high school is required for entry into any of the alternative high school programs. Currently, there are programs in the following communities:
- Elkader: Clayton County Alternative High School Program
- Oelwein: Regional Educational Center (REC)