Alternative Education Report Cover Letter

School Annual Education Report (AER) Cover Letter

April 4, 2016

Dear Parents and Community Members:

We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2014-2015 educational progress for the Hudson Area Schools district. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and state laws. The school’s report contains information about student assessment, accountability and teacher quality. If you have any questions about the AER, please contact Denise Handy at 517-448-8912 ext. 227 for assistance.

The AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web site www.hudson.k12.mi.us or you may review a copy in the principal’s office at your child’s school.

Key challenges for Hudson Alternative High School in 2014-2015 were a high rate of free and reduced lunch students and attendance issues. The key initiatives being undertaken include extended day initiatives, changing the attendance policy, testing incentives and incentives for success with grades, behavior and attendance.

State law requires that we also report additional information.

  1. PROCESS FOR ASSIGNING PUPILS TO THE SCHOOL- Hudson Area Schools is a School of Choice school. Students approved as a School of Choice student as well as all students living in the Hudson Area Schools district boundaries are assigned to a building according to their given grade level. Students in 11th -12th grade were assigned to Hudson Alternative High School for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years.
  2. STATUS OF SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN – Hudson Area Schools is in the 7th year of the School Improvement Plan. The School Improvement Plan for Hudson Alternative High School can be accessed at the school website www.hudson.k12.mi.us under the HS/MS menu and is also available upon request in the High School office.
  3. SPECIALIZED SCHOOLS: The students of Hudson Area Schools receive special education services through the Lenawee Intermediate School District (LISD). In addition to the specialized schools, students receive diagnostic testing, school psychology, school social work, physical and occupational therapy, career technical education, special needs training and speech pathology services.
    The Lenawee Intermediate School District provides educational services to students from birth through age 26 who have severe handicaps. Students with severe physical, mental, emotional or sensory impairments may receive their educational program at a classroom operated by the LISD.
    In cooperation with the Lenawee County Probate Court, the LISD operates the juvenile education program housed at the Maurice Spear Campus.
    LISD operates special education classrooms in local districts including classrooms for students with physical or other health impairments and hearing impairments in Madison; There were no Hudson Alternative High School students that attended this program in 2013-2014 or 2014-2015, and classrooms for students with cognitive impairments in Tecumseh and Adrian; There were no Hudson Alternative High School students that attended this program in 2013-2014 or 2014-2015.
    The LISD PREP Academy provides educational programs for teen parents from Lenawee County. During the student's instructional program, childcare support is provided.There were no Hudson Alternative High School students that attended this program in 2013-2014 or 2014-2015.
    The LISD TECH Center offers career technical education programs for high school juniors and seniors. There were no Hudson Alternative High School students that attended this program in 2013-2014 or 2014-2015.
    Local districts operate special education classrooms open to students from other districts. There were no Hudson Alternative High School students that attended this program in 2013-2014 or 2014-2015.
  4. CORE CURRICULUM – A copy of the core curriculum used at Hudson Alternative High School is available upon request at the High School Counseling Office (517) 448-8912 ext. 336.
  5. STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT RESULTS – PLAN Test results for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school year are available upon request at the High School Counseling Office (517) 448-8912 ext. 336. Other assessment data can be found under the Hudson Alternative High School Assessment Data link on the Annual Report under the Administration tab on the Hudson Area Schools website: www.hudson.k12.mi.us
  6. PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES (HS & Alt HS)

 

Conference Time

Conference Date

Number of Students

Percentage

Fall 2014

10/16/2014

136

48%

Fall 2013

10/17/2013

140

47%

Winter 2015

1/29/2015

90

32%

Winter 2014

2/13/2014

78

27%

Spring 2015

4/23/2015

53

20%

Spring 2014

4/24/2014

43

15%

Totals 2014-2015

 

279

35%

Totals 2013-2014

 

261

30%

  1. POSTSECONDARY ENROLLMENTS (DUAL ENROLLMENT)

2013-2014: Hudson Alternative High School had 0 students enrolled in a postsecondary program for the 2012-2013 school year.

2014-2015: Hudson High School had 0 students enrolled in a postsecondary program for the 2013-2014 school year.

    1. NUMBER OF COLLEGE EQUIVALENT COURSES OFFERED (AP/IB)

2013-2014: 0 courses offered 2014-2015: 0 courses offered

    1. NUMBER AND PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ENROLLED IN COLLEGE EQUIVALENT COURSES (AP/IB)

2013-2014: 0 students enrolled

2014-2015: 0 students enrolled

    1. NUMBER AND PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS RECEIVING A SCORE LEADING TO COLLEGE CREDIT

2013-2014: 0 2014-2015: 0

Congratulations to Alternative High School students on another successful school year. Your hard work continues to pay off. Thank you for your dedication to learning!

Sincerely,
Lance Horwath, Principal
Hudson Alternative High School