The UASD Alternative Education Program is designed to meet the needs of at-risk students whose problematic behavior has caused them to be unsuccessful in a traditional classroom. The alternative education classroom provides a positive, safe, and structured learning environment that continues instruction in the student’s core academic curriculum, along with added emphasis on counseling and social skills development to address the specific problem behaviors. The smaller class size, individualized learning environment, and extra supervision is conducive to the student’s improved academic and behavioral success. Successful reintegration into the regular school program at the student’s appropriate grade level is the stated goal of the program. The student’s improvement in self-discipline, responsibility, and interpersonal skills is essential for further education, employment, and in becoming a successful contributing member of society.