Bloomingdale Offers Alternative to Traditional School

Bloomingdale offers an alternative to the traditional school experience by expanding learning options for high school students, allowing them to receive online instruction to complete high school graduation requirements. This program is designed for suspended or expelled students, home schooled students, students who have dropped out of school, working students, or students that want an alternative to the traditional school setting.

  • Classes are accredited and aligned to Michigan’s State Standards and count towards graduation requirements
  • A “Student Graduation Plan” will be created for each student to keep him/her on track towards graduation
  • Students will be expected to attend school a minimum of two days per week. Students will be working on desktop computers at school.
  • While working at school, students will have a certified teacher in the classroom. They will be able to get support and guidance from the teacher to aid in success.
  • Students may choose to take part in elective coursework such as Vo-Tech Center for half of the school day.
  • Students will have the opportunity to take some courses in the regular classroom setting such as fitness, Spanish, or Fine Arts.
  • A high speed internet connection is required for students electing to work from home in the online program.

 

Requirements:

  • There is an application process that includes filling out required forms. When the required paperwork is completed, the information is reviewed by the school administration. The school administration makes the decision whether or not to accept the student into the program.
  • Students must not be older than 19 as of September 1st.
  • In order to be considered for this program, a student must present a copy of his/her birth certificate, immunization record, and a copy of previous school transcripts (if available).
  • Students accepted into the program will most likely need to report to Bloomingdale Middle and High School a minimum of 2 times per week to take assessments, receive assistance, allow for monitoring of progress, and take required state assessments (SAT, M-STEP) during the state designated testing window.
  • Students MUST initiate daily contact with his/her assigned mentor.

 

To find out more information please contact Principal Rick Reo at (269) 521-3913 or rireo@bdalecards.org.