(PRWEB) November 14, 2012
CompuHigh online high school announces its policy regarding expelled students. CompuHigh accepts any student who has been expelled regardless of the nature of the offense.
Students who get expelled from school often find themselves unable to enroll at other nearby schools. These students can then be at risk of dropping out or violating truancy laws. “The fewer positive options any young person has, the more appealing a negative path may start to look,” says Jeannette Geib, educational director at CompuHigh. “We want students who are facing the consequences of their actions to know that it is never too late to begin making choices that will lead to a brighter future."
CompuHigh has open enrollment and is a self-paced program. Students can enroll at any time and get started right away. Enrollment is active for 12 months at which time students would need to re-enroll if they have not completed their coursework. There are no deadlines for any assignments, so students can take extra time on work they find difficult or proceed quickly through assignments they find easy.
Students who have been expelled from their previous high school can enroll at CompuHigh without the need to divulge any information pertaining to the disciplinary action. “We believe all students coming to us deserve a blank slate,” says CompuHigh principal and founder Stan Kanner. “We have never collected background information about our students because we don’t need it. Our interaction with students is based on the merit of their coursework, their ideas, their questions, their work ethic, and what they choose to share with us about themselves. We don’t need to know their background or what they look like to teach effectively.”
CompuHigh has a long record of working well with at-risk youth. Lead guidance counselor Marianne O’Doherty explains, “Our systems are a good fit for at-risk students because each course has a teacher who works one on one with the student. All interactions are in writing, so a student must think through their responses rather than reacting. Teachers respond to students within 24 hours, and this brief delay helps students learn impulse control and postponed gratification.”
CompuHigh uses a “mastery” learning system which means that students revise each assignment until the learning objectives are met. Because a grade is not given for a first attempt at an assignment, students have the opportunity to raise their grade point average. CompuHigh’s mission statement asserts, “CompuHigh seeks to provide a supportive, challenging, and alternate learning environment. Students are encouraged to be in charge of their education, giving them the opportunity to develop creativity, independence, responsibility, time management and critical thinking skills. We emphasize mastery of all academic courses, allowing students to view themselves as capable of achieving their educational goals.”
CompuHigh is an private online high school providing diploma programs and individual courses since 1994. CompuHigh is accredited by The North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) which are accreditation divisions of AdvancED. CompuHigh is also an approved NCAA core course provider.