Information about Hamilton School Programs

Entity Names @ Hamilton School

Type of Entity

Grade Levels Served

NOTES

Cougar PAWS

Program

K – 5

PAWS: Pupils Achieving with Support

“Home Study Program” means a home study intervention program that provides instruction for students in grades K through 5 awaiting the completion of a judiciary hearing or completing a judiciary ruling by the School District. To be eligible for the Home Study Program, a Student, at the time of Referral, must (i) be in a grade no higher than the fifth grade; and (ii) must exhibit one or more of the behaviors listed in the “Student eligibility behaviors” outlined below.

Cougar Achieve Academy

Program

6 - 12

ACHIEVE

“AEDY Program” means a formal alternative education for disruptive youth program for students in grades 6 through 12, which focuses on each student’s educational, social, behavioral and emotional development in preparation for successful transition back to the sending school or an accelerated program. To be eligible for the AEDY Program, a student, at the time of referral, must (a) be in a grade no lower than the sixth grade; (b) be at least 12 years of age; and (c) must exhibit one or more of the behaviors listed in the “Student eligibility behaviors” outlined below.

Cougar Excel Academy

Program

9 - 12

EXCEL

“Credit Acceleration” means an accelerated education Program, which provides instruction for Students in grades 9 through 12 who are beyond their expected grade-level age and whose goal is to graduate students with competencies and skills required for college and career success and to provide support to students through the first year of postsecondary. To be eligible for the Accelerated Program, a student, at the time of referral, must (i) be in a grade no lower than the ninth grade; (ii) be at least 16 years of age; and (iii) be overage and off-track, have dropped out of school, or not succeeding academically in a traditional school setting.

 
 

Student eligibility behaviors for the AEDY Program or for the K – 5 Home Study Program are as follows:

 

(i) Behavior that it so unruly, disruptive or abusive that it seriously interferes with a teacher’s ability to communicate effectively with the other Students in a class, with the ability of the Student’s classmates to learn, or with the operation of a school or a school-sponsored activity.

(ii) Disregard for school authority, including persistent or repeated violation of school policy and/or rules;

(iii) Exhibition of non-violent, out of class behavior infractions which have resulted in disciplinary referrals, suspension, and/or transfer;

(iv) Commission of offenses or conduct that meets the School District’s chronically disruptive criteria;

(v) Habitual truancy;

(vi) Violent or threatening behavior or misconduct that would merit assignment to a remedial disciplinary school, suspension or expulsion under the School District’s Code of Student Conduct;

(vii) Possession of a weapon, as defined under State law, on or at school property;

(viii) Exhibition of violent, threatening, and abusive behavior on or at school property or during school-affiliated activities;

(ix) Display or use of a controlled substance on or at school property or during school-affiliated activities;

(x) Commission of a criminal act on or at school property or during school-affiliated activities;

(xi) Under court-appointed juvenile probation and school attendance is a condition of probation; or

(xii) Have previously been expelled from a public school of the School District.