Mrs. Cassandra Jackson, Administrator

    Alternative Learning Academy, 1 Wagner Avenue, Roosevelt, NY 11575, 516 345-7361 Email Address: cjackson1@rufsd.org

    The Alternative Learning Academy (A.L.A.) is an educational program that provides a customized learning environment emphasizing a cooperative, collaborative learning environment utilizing innovative research-based methods to assist students who are at risk of not meeting the New York State diploma requirements.

    Unique to the Alternative Learning Academy is its strong student support services model that provides student access to social workers, school counselors, and special education services.  In addition, the ALA program provides students with an online curriculum which allows students a wonderful opportunity to integrate technology and learning, providing an alternative instructional method to acquire content knowledge.

    Students are selected for the ALA program based upon the following priorities:

    • Graduating Seniors
    • Juniors
    • 16 years old or older with guidance recommendation

    Each course equals
    1 Unit of Credit or .5 credit
    ²  Classes are from Monday – Thursday, 3:30-6:30 p.m. and Friday, 3:30-5:00 p.m.  Additional online courses are also available to students provided by ODYSSEYWARE

    • Semester 1-September 1, 2017
    • Semester 2-February 1, 2018
    • January Graduates Senior Awards and Banquet
    • June Graduates Senior Awards and Banquet
    • Counseling/Mediation Academic/Social/Emotional, Intervention Services Available