Positive Alternative to School Suspension (PASS)

  • PASS is a voluntary program available at the high school or district level, with a five day minimum requirement. Students attend the program from 8am - 2pm.

    Eligible students are those who have:

    • First time violation of the drug and alcohol policy.

      The first violation of the drug and alcohol policy results in a 10 day suspension. Students serve five days out of school, but can attend the PASS program for the last five days of the suspension.

    • (Districtwide) Behavior violation(s) which result in 6-10 day suspension.

      Students who are suspended 6-10 days can attend the program starting on the second day of the suspension with school administrator recommendation, once the admissions process is completed.

    • (Districtwide) Students who have been recommended for an expulsion and are waiting for the final decision to be made by the school board.


    PASS Guidelines

    • (High School) Students need to provide their own transportation if a suspension from school bus transportation is in effect.
      (Districtwide) Students do need to provide their own transportation. Bus tokens are available, if needed.

    • PASS is closed campus and district rules apply.

    • Students will need to bring their school books and any assignments or projects they are currently work on at their school.

PASS Admission

  • To schedule an admission appointment call (907) 452-2000, x11252.

    An admission appointment is required before a student can attend the program and should be held prior to the first day the student is eligible to attend.

Services Provided

    • A structured, supervised setting for students during their suspension.
    • Daily social skills group.
    • Individual sessions with an Intervention Specialist, as needed.
    • Coordination of student's schoolwork from the student's school.
    • Individual academic support.
    • Information about community services for parents and students.
    • Drug and alcohol assessments provided for a first time violation.
    • Transition plan for a student to return to school.
    • Follow-up contact upon a student's return to school.
    • Behavior risk screening.
Last Modified on November 1, 2017