The River Forest/Lake Station academic alternative program provides a self-paced curriculum, utilizing technology to remediate and accelerate when mastery is demonstrated. The learning environment is designed to ensure student growth, assisting students toward mastery of Academic Standards, which will lead to graduation. It allows high school students to obtain credit to maintain their status with their cohort. Our alternative program is designed to help those discouraged or unsuccessful in the traditional classroom setting, giving them an opportunity to make a difference in their education.
Alternative Program's Mission Statement:
By using a positive attitude and hard work, we plan to accomplish our goals to be successful in life.
Useful Information about the River
Forest/ Lake Station Alternative Program
Classroom Rules & Guidelines
b.If you get caught using or checking a cell phone, the following consequences will be applied:
i.1st offense- phone taken, referral written, you can pick up your phone after your session
ii.2nd offense- phone taken, referral written, 1 day ISS, parent picks up phone.
iii.3rd offense- phone taken, referral written, 1 day OSS, parent picks up phone.
iv.4th offense- phone taken, referral written, more than 1 day OSS, parent picks up phone.
a.All tests can only be taken two times, including practice tests.
4.No food or drinks at any time near the computers!!!!
5.No nonsense means no swearing or disrespect to staff, peers, or yourself.
a.Bathroom breaks are before school, break time, or after school only.
Any enrolled student will have the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the community while attending the River Forest/Lake Station alternative program. We strive to make a difference both inside and outside of the classroom, as it has been shown in the past activities students have participated in. Over the past year, students have volunteered to clean up community parks, donated their time to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, adopted United States military pen pals, and most recently, operated a food drive to help feed the less fortunate with great success. Each activity allows students the chance to give back to the community they grew up in, and one in which they now attend school. At the conclusion of each semester, students are evaluated on their participation, and if they meet the required benchmarks, earn a credit on their report card, which is also sent to their respective home school. The community service component to our alternative program allows students to not only further their education through positive actions, but gives them the opportunity to make a difference outside of the classroom.