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Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs

Elementary or secondary programs or separate schools within the public education system that segregate, contain and attempt to reform disruptive students while providing instruction in core subjects. The programs serve as an alternative to suspension or expulsion, and students typically attend the program/school for specified time periods or until behaviour requirements are met.

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Truancy Counselling

Programs that work with children and adolescents of compulsory school age who are habitually absent from class without permission to encourage them to improve their attendance and complete their education.

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.