What Personalized Learning Looks Like in Alternative Schools

Alternative schools are not new to the American education system. Magnet schools, charter schools, and schools within schools are all examples of alternative schools— basically, a school that falls outside the traditional public school system. 

Personalizing the educational journey for each student remains a shared goal of alternative schools, regardless of their model.

This is the driver for two very different alternative schools that use the Summit Learning approach — one a public charter cyber school for grades K-12, the other a behavioral-based alternative high school serving overage and under-credited students. 

Now both in their third year of using the approach, both schools have learned hard lessons about what works and what doesn’t for their student population. And, both schools have shared the positive student impacts that keep them motivated to continue personalizing learning for their students.  

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