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    Second Start Alternative High School

    Details

    • Listing Type: Private Schools
    • Residency: Day
    • Type: Special Needs, Therapeutic
    • Grades Offered: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Country: United States
    • Special Needs Served: Learning Differences
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    Overview

    The Alternative Program at Second Start enrolls approximately 35 adolescent students from the Greater Concord area.

    Since 1979 Second Start offers an Alternative High School Program for adolescents who have previously been unable to succeed in a traditional high school setting. The Alternative Program is based on the belief that some students need a small, structured, and highly individualized school setting in which to make academic and personal progress. Students must be referred by their school district and must be interviewed and accepted by Second Start.

    The Alternative Program at Second Start enrolls approximately 35 adolescent students from the Capitol City area. Many of these students have been identified as having learning and/or emotional handicaps that have interfered with their functioning effectively in a previous educational setting. The Alternative Program is approved by the New Hampshire Department of Special Education to serve both Learning Disabled and Emotionally Handicapped students.

    Most students are at Second Start for one to two years. Some students enter as a junior and graduate from Second Start or decide to get their GED once they turn 18. Some students come in as ninth or tenth graders and then transition back to their sending schools when they are ready.