WHAT IS THE ACADEMIC OPTIONS CENTER (AOC)?
The Academic Options Center – Alternative School (AOC-ALT) is a second chance program that students attend in lieu of expulsion from MCSD. Students are accepted in the AOC-ALT because of serious or continued behavior infractions in their home school setting. The goal of the AOC-ALT is to promote positive changes in students. These changes include the ability to follow guidelines and rules at school, at work, and in social settings. Students’ success at the AOC-ALT is determined by the student and his/her parents.
The Academic Options Center Fast Track program (Fast Track) is a program for 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students in Madison County School District who are two or more grade levels behind. The goal of the Fast Track program is for students to grow or gain two academic years in one school year through an intensive program of language arts, math, science, and social studies.
The AOC strives to support and assist every Madison County School with the education of those students who are unsuccessful in their traditional school and need an alternative setting. The AOC attempts to identify each student’s academic, social, and emotional needs. The intent of the AOC is to return each student to his/her home school with the skills necessary to be successful in a comprehensive school environment.