My daughter just got expelled. They told us about ALC,but I fear it might do more bad then it would good.I would rather her not go to Adult Ed. But she is 16.Is private school an option? Or should I just let her go to ALC?
Greatschools is a nationwide forum, and we aren't all familiar with what ALC is in your area....I'm guessing it's some kind of Alternative Learning Center? Is your daughter a sophomore or junior? Are the reasons for her expulsion an ongoing problem? (In other words, she's been warned/suspended in the past, and whatever happened this time wasn't the first time?) It's difficult to advise you without a better understanding of the kind of trouble your daughter is having. Some Alternative Learning Center programs, at least where I live, have smaller teacher:student ratios, and professional counselors/therapists in the building to assist kids who are having trouble. I doubt a "regular" private school would accept your daughter without solid transcripts and a good explanation of what happened. On the other hand, there are "cyber schools" (online schools) that might be another option, providing she could be trusted and/or supervised to get the work done, and actually finish her schooling and earn a diploma.33620
I'm very sorry this has happened. Private school would only be an option if there is one in your area that will take students expelled from public school - and when there is such a school, it tends to be quite expensive. If money is no object, then there are certainly private boarding schools that do take children expelled from public schools but they cost even more. I don't know what ALC means - if it is alternative school, sometimes they can be a pleasant surprise. You have the right to go and visit it to see what you think. Some alternative schools are very small and very welcoming and students who haven't thrived in their regular school can turn around and do well in an alternative setting. Good luck with this and I hope it works out well for your daughter. 33619
Thank you. You've successfully subscribed to the GreatSchools newsletter.
Thank you. Please confirm your subscription by clicking the link in the email we just sent you.
Sign Up For Email Updates
Please enter your email address to sign up.
The email address is already signed up.
Connect With Us
Our mission is to inspire and support families to champion their children's education - at school, at home and in their community. We are a national non-profit with offices in San Francisco, Milwaukee, Washington D.C. and Indianapolis.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Forgot your password?
Thank you for submitting a review
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Thank you for submitting a review
Welcome to GreatSchools!
Complete your school's profile
For principals and school officials, we offer a special Enhanced School Profile (ESP) which allows you to update and add information about your school, as well as respond to reviews. If you are a school official, click Continue to start.
Thank you for submitting a comment
Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for your comment to be posted to our site. While you're here, we'd like to invite you to fill out a
survey on your school's programs, activities, and extracurriculars. It only takes a few minutes and will help parents get a full picture of your school.
You may only compare 8 schools at a time
Continue to compare the schools you have already selected or
Edit schools to change your selection.
Get started now! You have successfully registered and can now start updating your Official School Profile.
The information you provide is extremely valuable in helping parents and students learn more about your
school, so thanks for taking the time!
Send me updates
Get timely updates for , including performance data and recently posted user reviews.