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 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?
Students on long-term suspension will continue to remain students of the school that suspended them. The student's teachers supply their schoolwork and/or Google classroom codes to the teacher at SMART. 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, the student remains enrolled at the school they were expelled from until their case goes before the Board of Education. The student's teachers supply their schoolwork and/or Google classroom codes to the teacher at SMART. The SMART staff coordinates this work and provides academic assistance. After the board upholds their expulsion, the student can then enroll as a SMART student. This means that all of the student's 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.
- 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.
Intake appointments are held Mon-Fri from 2:15-3 pm. To schedule an intake appointment contact:
(907) 452-2000, x 11252
Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Schools
(907) 452-2000, x11411
Director of Alternative Schools & Programs
(907) 452-2000, x11452
Prevention & Intervention Specialist
(907) 452-2000, x11252
(907) 452-2000, x11256
(907) 452-2000, x11355
Special Education Provider
(907) 452-2000 ext 11220