Alternative Education Programs

Battle Creek Central High School - Alternative Education

     The Battle Creek Central Alternative Education Program (A.E.P.) is an on-line program in which students work at a steady pace to acquire credits toward earning a high school diploma.  We are a diploma program, not a G.E.D. program. 
     Prior to enrollment, a credit audit is conducted to evaluate individual student needs and an academic program, based upon the student's needs, is created.  Students meeting the Michigan Merit Curriculum graduation requirements for Alternative Education will receive their diploma.  The program is small, so that we are able to meet the individual needs of the students.  Because of this, enrollment is conducted on a first-come, first-served basis.
     Lunch and transportation are provided for all students enrolled in the A.E.P.  The A.E.P. is located inside the Battle Creek Central High School, near the McQuiston Center, and the program runs Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.  If you are interested in learning more about the program, you may contact Toni McClenney at (269) 965-9514.

Battle Creek Public Schools - Night School

     The Battle Creek Public Schools Night School Program is for students 16 - 19 years of age.  The program is geared toward students who want to earn a diploma, but may have fallen short of earning the required credits.  The Night School Program is an on-line program that provides students with individual, on-on-one assistance for earning credits towards graduation.  The program is housed at Battle Creek Central High School and runs Monday - Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Battle Creek Public Schools - Adult Education Program

     The Adult Education Program offers classes free of charge for anyone 18 years of age, or older.  Classes are held at the Miller Stone Building, which is located at 77 Capital Ave. N.E., Battle Creek, MI. 49017.  Class hours are Monday - Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; Noon to 3:15 p.m.; and 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
     The Adult Education program provides classes in the following areas: Basic Reading, Math, Language, G.E.D. preparation, English as a Second Language, and Citizenship classes. G.E.D. testing is provided weekly to students and to "Walk-Ins" with a fee of $25.00 per exam.
     Registration takes place from late August to September and from January to mid-February.  For more information, please contact Sharlie Jones at (269) 965-9514.

Parenting and Pregnant Teen Program

     The Parenting and Pregnant Teen Program works with expectant teens to equip them with the necessary skills to transition into parenthood.  Students attend the program prior to delivery and return after delivery to continue to learn how to be an effective teen parent. 
     This half-day program is held at the Calhoun Area Career Center (C.A.C.C.) Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Students may select to attend the a.m. or the p.m. session and transportation is also available. 
     For further information, please contact the Alternative Education Office at (269) 965-9514.

Focus Academy Urban League - Seat Waiver Program

     The Focus Academy is a Seat Waiver Program that allowes the students the opportunity to work on-site as well as from home.  Students are required to log on five to six times a week and to keep in touch with their teachers.
     Students interested in attending the Focus Academy must be referred by a counselor and interviewed before enrolling into the program.  The Focus Academy is housed at the Urban League Office located at 172 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI. 49017, and operates Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon); and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.