SMART, Students Making a Right Turn

  •                                               8 AM-2 PM Monday-Friday 

    SMART is a voluntary program for secondary students who have been issued a long-term suspension or expulsion.

    SMART Guidelines

    • SMART is a closed campus and district rules apply.
    • SMART Program-specific rules:
      • Strict No Electronic Devices policy:  No cell phones, Ipods, game systems, earbuds, headphones, Apple watches, etc
      • Closed campus (no off-campus lunches, no lunch deliveries)
      • Backpacks are NOT allowed
      • No outside drinks allowed.  Refillable water containers only.
      • Transportation will need to be provided by students. 
    • Admission to SMART requires an intake appointment.

How does the SMART program meet my student's educational needs?

  • When a student is expelled for up to 20 days, the student's teachers supply the school work for the entire term. The SMART staff coordinates this work and provides academic assistance. There is a certified teacher and a Special Education teacher on staff in the SMART program to ensure that the objectives are being met.

    When a student is expelled for 21 days or more, the student will enroll as a SMART student. This means that all of the students courses will be provided by the SMART program. The materials used by the SMART program can include traditional teacher-made lessons and/or correspondence work from one of the district's online vendors.

    The SMART staff will make every effort to work with the courses the student is either coming out of at his/her regular school, or courses he/she might enroll in upon returning to the regular school.


Services Provided

    • A structured supervised setting for students during their expulsion.
    • Daily social skills & behavior education groups, if needed.
    • Individual sessions with an Intervention Specialist, as needed.
    • Individual sessions with school counselor as needed.
    • Weekly group counseling.
    • Individual academic instruction.
    • 504 and Special Education Accommodations and Modifications.
    • Career planning and decision making.
    • Information about community services for parents and students.
    • Transition plan for a student to return to school and assistance in completing re-admittance requirements into school.
    • Follow-up contact upon a student's return to school.
    • Behavior risk screenings.

Admission Process

  • Intake appointments are held Mon-Fri from 2:15-3 pm. To schedule an intake appointment contact:

    Valarie Allen-Majors
    (907) 452-2000, x 11252



Contact Information

  • Luke Meinert
    Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Schools
    (907) 452-2000, x11411

    Laurie Beam
    Director of Alternative Schools & Programs
    (907) 452-2000, x11452

    Val Majors
    Prevention & Intervention Specialist
    SMART Program
    (907) 452-2000, x11252

    Heidi Kristovich
    English Teacher
    SMART Program
    (907) 452-2000, x11256

    Michelle Coryell
    SMART Program
    (907) 452-2000, x11355

    William Yi
    Special Education Provider
    SMART Program
    (907) 452-2000 ext 11256                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      


Last Modified on August 30, 2022