Alternative Education

Day & Night School

Jim Barnhart (Day) – 254-7386

Susan Coty, Instructional Assistant (Day) – 254-7386

Anna Cooper (Night) – 254-7386

Paul Peebles, Instructional Assistant (Day) – 254-7386

Day Alternative Education – Day Alternative Education for credit recovery is a program that gives students the opportunity to make up and earn credit for courses previously failed. Classes are on the computer, self-paced and offered during the school day. Students may have a schedule that combines traditional course work with this program. Students may not drop a traditional course to then take the same course in the alternative education lab. If a student does not make significant progress toward credit recovery during a semester they will be removed and be placed into a traditional course. Enrollment in this program must be approved by the student’s guidance counselor.

Night School - The night school program at MHS is an option for students for credit recovery that is very similar to the day alternative program. This program is offered after school hours and is for juniors and seniors only. Some students may be enrolled in daytime and night course work to ensure a timely graduation. Other students may attend night school due to adverse life situations. In either case, enrollment will be discussed with the student, parent and guidance counselor. Night school meets Monday – Friday when school is in session. There are three, two-hour sessions every day beginning at 3:00 and ending at 9:00pm. Parents must be present at an enrollment appointment with the night school director prior to attending.

Mishawaka Education Center

Debbie Lewinski, 254-7466

Mary Houser, Instructional Assistant 254-7466

Tim Hutsler, Instructional Assistant 254-7466

The goal of this program is for all students to be successful in school, be prepared for life, and graduate with a Mishawaka High School Diploma. This non-traditional approach to education will provide 10th grade students with the necessary resources and support to complete a high school diploma through the combination of teacher directed, computer assisted instruction and project based learning experiences.

All students will be expected to complete the State of Indiana approved curriculum by earning forty (40) credits and passing the required end of course assessment exams. It is also the goal of the program to prepare all students for post-secondary opportunities. Several fully certified and highly qualified staff members will provide instruction, guidance, and support for the students. Students are selected for this program by MHS administration to optimize opportunities for student success.

Mishawaka Learning Center

Debbie Lewinski, 254-7473

This non-traditional approach to education will provide each student with the necessary resources and support to complete a high school diploma and to obtain marketable work skills through the combination of teacher directed instruction, computer assisted instruction and hands-on learning experiences developed through student employment and internships. All students completing requirements for graduation will receive a Mishawaka High School Diploma and be eligible to participate in commencement ceremonies.

This program is designed for students who prefer a different approach to instruction. Students will attend school for one half a day and work or intern in the community for a minimum of 15 hours per week. The MLC is for 11th and 12th grade. Several fully certified and highly qualified staff members will provide instruction, guidance, and support for the students.