Grand Island Public Schools provides quality alternative education programs for students in grades K-12. Alternative programs provide an individualized learning environment to improve school performance, attitudes toward school, school attendance and self-esteem, while decreasing behavior issues.
Success Academy supports 70 students in grades 6th-12th. The Success Academy is a place of knowledge, tolerance, respect, understanding, and exploration that offers non-traditional approaches for learners. The Academy staff focus on social, behavioral and academic needs, which aid in achieving lifelong learning. Students are referred by a GIPS educational team.
Skills Academy is a special education program that supports students in grades K-12 and serves students identified through the Response to Intervention Problem Solving process and who continue to show the need for increased intervention and instruction. This is a temporary placement to achieve outcomes that increase students' social and social/emotional skills in a smaller, more structured environment, with an expectation the student will proceed to larger less structured environments when goals are met. Students are referred by a GIPS educational team.
The Ombudsman Educational Services Program provides alternative education programs for 70 middle and high school students who are credit deficient or who are at risk of dropping out of school. Student work within a flexible schedule with morning and afternoon sessions. Ombudsman offers academic, social and behavioral support so that students earn their high school diplomas and are prepared to make positive choices about the future.Students are referred by a GIPS educational team.