Grades: 7-12 | 16 students
Keystone Smiles Alternative Learning Center began in 1991.
A core group of elementary school teachers co-ordinated a way to combine educational objectives with service to the community.
Students learned oral and written communication skills and social studies while providing service to area nursing homes.
The mission of the program is to provide alternative education and mentor services to students with at-risk behaviors or individualized educational needs through teaching strategies and curricula in academics, community service-learning, and social development to achieve school success with the ultimate outcome of eliminating school suspensions.