MIWAYE: MESHING INITIATIVES WITH ALTERNATIVE YOUTH EDUCATION. 

Alternative Learning Programs and Schools (ALPS) are safe, orderly, caring and inviting learning environments that assist students with overcoming challenges that may place them "at-risk" of academic failure. The goal of each program and school is to provide a rigorous education while developing individual student strengths, talents, and interests.

Alternative Learning Programs are defined as services for students at risk of truancy, academic failure, behavior problems, and/or dropping out of school. Such services should be designed to better meet the needs of students who have not been successful in the traditional school setting.


Our Mission: The Meshing Initiatives with Alternative Youth Education (MIWAYE) is a non-traditional educational program designed to meet the needs of students in grades 9-12 who are experiencing difficulties in the traditional school setting as a result of academic, behavioral, or adjustment issues. MI-WAYE provides innovative, flexible, individualized instruction and a holistic, hands-on approach to learning that addresses a variety of learning styles and skill levels.


Our Vision: The vision of the program is to provide a safe, caring, individualized approach to education that addresses the needs of the whole child, breaks all barriers to graduation, and sets the foundation for post secondary success.


We Value:

Relationships - We strive to create meaningful relationships with all students, parents, and staff.

Diversity - We respect individual differences: cultures, interests and abilities.


Integrity - We value honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility.

High Expectations - We achieve excellence by cultivating students' strengths, addressing individual needs, and implementing accountability.

Student Centered Environment - We create actively engaging student-centered classrooms. 

Communication - We establish a sense of community where students, staff, and parents feel connected to and supported by one another.