Educational Alternative

Graduation Enhancement Program (GEP)

Educational Alternative Services supports course and credit recovery programs within the district.
 
GradPoint Middle School - middle school
 

GradPoint Middle School

 

GradPoint is an educational experience that keeps students interested, motivated, and moving forward. For middle school, GradPoint gives the flexibility of core courses or smaller units to keep students focused. GradPoint delivers courses built from instructional design best practices that incorporate video, interactive activities, immediate feedback, and assessments to ensure mastery and authentic work. It is truly a personalized learning system with proven, award-winning curriculum aligned to Florida Core Standards and delivered on an award-winning intuitive learning platform.
 

Graduation Enhancement Program (GEP)

The Graduation Enhancement Program (GEP) is a program offered to students through an Educational Alternative  model at most traditional high schools.  The program is structured to allow for completion of graduation requirements mostly through GradPoint coursework. Entrance into the program is on a space available basis using the following preference order:

  • At-risk seniors in danger of not graduating
  • Students transferring into the school whose transfer status makes it difficult or impossible to complete credits during the entering semester
  • At-risk juniors who need to get back on track prior to the senior year
  • Other students as deemed necessary by the school administration (i.e. truancy concerns, etc.)

Program Description

Entrance into the program is on a space available basis using the following preference order:

  1. At-risk seniors in danger of not graduating
  2. Students transferring into the school whose transfer status makes it difficult or impossible to complete credit during the entering semester
  3. At-risk juniors who need to get back on track prior to the senior year
  4. Other students as deemed necessary by the school administration

Due to the academic needs of the students and one-on-one assistance that the teacher-facilitator will provide, program capacity is limited for each high school.

While students will qualify for admission into a two year college, it is important to know that students completing the program may not be competitive or qualified for admission into four year colleges, nor will they qualify for immediate eligibility with the NCAA.

Students will be enrolled in computer based / blended instruction courses utilizing GradPoint and facilitated by the high school teacher.  A second teacher, who is certified in the subject, will be available for virtual content tutoring and assistance.

Students will be co-enrolled in at least four computer based GradPoint classes under GEP teachers of record. The remainder of the students' schedules will be determined by their school based counselor or designee. In general, students will work in a computer lab for most of the day on their GradPoint coursework.

 

GEP Staff

Phone # 727-588-6069
 
   School counselor
 
Lavenia, Pete
   Science teacher
 
   Social Studies teacher
 
Turner, Nicholas
   Math teacher
 
   English teacher
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