History: This alternative high school was founded in 1990 to serve students who had struggled in traditional high school settings. It moved to its current location in 1999 and now serves between 45 and 50 students in grades nine through 12.
The school reaches out to students who have previously left school or who are "at risk" of not graduating in a traditional high school setting. Curriculum focuses on preparing students for the future academically, as well as socially, emotionally and vocationally.
Secretary Laura Norton
4122 Ben Walters Lane
Homer, AK 99603
Demographics: About 87 percent of the students at Homer Flex are Caucasian, with the rest evenly split between Asian-Pacific Islander and Alaska Native heritages. Some 26 percent of the students experience disabilities, and 37 percent come from economically disadvantaged homes.
Staffing: Homer Flex employs three full-time teachers, a half-time special education teachers and a .44 FTE special education aide position. A nurse is shared with several other schools, and the school also benefits from a half-time secretary and half-time custodian.
Teachers at the school have a combined average of more than nine years experience with the district.
The school also partners with social service and mental health agencies, as well as community employers, to provide students with necessary services and future job training.
AYP: Homer Flex High School did not meet adequate yearly progress during the 2002-03 school year, due to low proficiency rates in language arts.
The school also did not make AYP in 2003-04. While participation rates improved, the school did not meet the graduation rate requirements, as only 31 percent of students made it to graduation.
Cocurricular: Homer Flex does not provide sports programs, but students may inquire about participation at other local high schools.
Registration: Admission to Homer Flex requires application with the school. Regist-ration is ongoing throughout the school year.
Transportation: Call Laid-law for bus route information.
School hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
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