Students Served: Students in grades 6-12 who have received an out-of-school suspension ranging from 4-10 days.
 
Program Goals: Provide students techniques to improve decision making skills related to school, home, and community; to improve student compliance with school/district discipline codes; to improve/maintain school attendance; to improve/maintain academic performance; to transfer successfully to home school/work/other alternative
 
District Liaison: Districts will identify a district administrator to facilitate the referral, authorize credit/course of study plans and student transportation, assist in developing the transfer plan to the home school, and confirm all school records are updated and maintained by the district.
 
Curriculum: Students will be responsible for bringing their coursework from their home schools.  After a student’s first day at the BASE Learning Program, a teacher will reach out to district liaisons to confirm that students have all their proper materials and/or are electronically shared with BASE.  Materials will remain at our program until a student's final day. Do not send students with work that will require scissors, knives, other sharp objects, construction tools, etc, as these items are not permitted on the premises.   It is preferred, but not required that students come with their district-provided laptop or tablet, and course work.  Chromebook rental is included in the cost of tuition.  Please note if students have any course work that is not conducive to using a Chromebook, they will have to bring a device from their home school. Example: Using applications that are Apple device-specific.  The BASE Program does not have access to Apple devices.
 
Support Services: Includes social skills instruction (i.e., conflict resolution, decision-making skills, problem-solving skills), goal sheets that track student work ethic and behaviors, and academic study skills and strategies. Students and parents may be assisted with referrals to Lake County community service agencies, as needed, to assist with drug education/treatment programs, Gang Outreach Program of Lake County, and individual or family counseling.
 
Class Size: Approximately five (5) to ten (10) students per academic team.
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Instruction time: Attendance is Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
 
Office Hours: Availability is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 
Transportation: Transportation arrangements will be made by the student’s home school district. The student will not be allowed to drive his/her own vehicle to school.
 
Transition Plan:  A conference will be scheduled with the parent(s)/guardian(s), home school district liaison, other support service representatives, and a BASE staff member to discuss the student’s progress at BASE and to ensure a positive transition back to the student’s home school.