Regional Office of Education #8

Regional Superintendent: Aaron Mercier                           Assistant Superintendent: Brent Chrisman


REGIONAL ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM (RAP)

The Regional Alternative Program of Carroll, Jo Daviess, and Stephenson Counties provides a fresh start for youth through an educational program that provides opportunities that lead to success.



ENROLLMENT ELIGIBILITY FOR RAP 

  • Students in grades 6 through 12 who are suspension-eligible or expulsion-eligible from public school districts in Carroll, Jo Daviess, and Stephenson Counties



ENROLLMENT REFERRAL PROCESS

  • Students must be referred by their school district
  • RAP staff will contact parent(s)/guardian to schedule Intake Interview
  • Parent(s)/guardian and Student must participate in the Intake Interview to discuss program rules and expectations



SERVICES RAP STUDENTS RECEIVE 

  • Each student has an Alternative Education Plan (AEP) that outlines their academic, behavioral, attendance goals, and timeframe for placement at RAP
  • Computer based learning with curriculum aligned to the Common Core State Standards
  • Small group direct instruction from certified teaching staff
  • Small group counseling 
  • Linkage to local social services as needed
  • Continual communication with the parent(s)/guardian and sending school district to discuss progress towards the student's goals



LOCATIONS

   Freeport-Regional Alternative Program                   Elizabeth-Regional Alternative Program

   27 S. State Ave., Suite 101                                                            950 Highway 20 West

   Freeport, Illinois 61032                                                                 Elizabeth, Illinois 61028

   Staff -- Kimberley McGath, Teacher                                                Staff -- Jeremy Castro, Teacher

              LaMont Hail, Paraprofessional                                                       Evan Atherton, Paraprofessional

              James Dusing, Paraprofessional                                                     Bill Schuldt, Paraprofessional


  





If you have questions about the Regional Alternative Program,

please contact Brandy Howard at (815) 599-1408 ext. 134