"Take pride in how far you have come.
Have faith in how far you can go.
But don't forget to enjoy the journey." ~Michael Josephson
Congratulations to our 2015 graduates!
Alternative Education Programs is dedicated to serving the at-risk population of the Bond, Fayette, and Effingham County Region. Since 1993, we have strived to offer a choice of quality educational programs to help serve many students with different needs. For truant, dropout, or unsuccessful students in grades 9 through 12, look at our alternative high schools - New Approach located in Vandalia and Aspire located in Effingham. For suspended or expelled youth in grades 6 through 8, we offer our safe schools programs, FOCUS in Vandalia and TriStar Academy in Effingham. For students in grades Kindergarten through 8th who are experiencing difficulty attending school on a regular basis, we have the Regular Attendance Program (RAP).
Call Principal Laura Benhoff or Principal Amber Kidd for more information
on any of the above programs at 618-283-9311 or 217-342-2865.
~ New Approach Alternative High School ~
~ FOCUS Safe Schools Program ~
~ Regular Attendance Program: RAP ~
1805 W. Fletcher St. Vandalia, IL 62471
~ Aspire Alternative High School ~
~ TriStar Academy Safe Schools Program ~
900 Edgar, Effingham, IL
A division of the Regional Office of Education for Bond, Fayette, and Effingham Counties.
Julie Wollerman, Regional Superintendent of Schools
Bill LaDage and Mark Drone, Assistant Regional Superintendents of Schools