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Brandywine Community School



School office (302) 792-3920
School fax (302) 792-3814
500 Darley Road, Claymont DE

The high school program is aimed to assist students with discipline-attendance concerns, but not warranting expulsion and who have limited credits towards graduation. To assist students in developing alternative solutions to inappropriate behavior, staff works with students to deter continued discipline issues and provide career and life skills development. Providing students with resources to redirect their educational path will offer additional options for education and career opportunities beyond high school. In addition to the core subject work provided by the sending school for Math, English, Science, and Social Studies students participate in behavioral management and career development.

Elementary/Middle – Ages 9 – 15   The elementary and middle school program is aimed to assist younger students with discipline-attendance concerns, but not warranting expulsion.  In order to assist students in developing alternative solutions to inappropriate behavior, staff works with students to deter continued discipline issues.  Providing students with resources to make better decisions will help them to redirect their educational path. In addition to the core subject work provided by the sending school for Math, English, Science, and Social Studies students participate in additional academic curricula as well as behavioral management and social and life skill developments.  Individual Improvement Plans (IIPs) and Individual Education Plans (IEPs) are implemented and coordinated with the district school to ensure student’s ability to succeed.

BCS Counseling and Family Involvement

Students receive group counseling on a consistent basis. These groups are built into the schedule in order to have a definite time for group and to ensure that all students are being serviced. BCS offers an effective way for students to work on coping skills, self-esteem, teamwork, communication, anger management and self-discovery. Individualized sessions are provided based upon students’ needs.

Parental partnership is extremely important and parents/guardians are invited to experience group concepts their children learn as well as informative sessions offered periodically during the school year.

5-week Review and Transition for BCS

Once a student has attended for five weeks, their progress is reviewed.  If student has successfully worked towards and achieved their academic, behavioral, and attendance goals, student will transition to district school.

Upon return to district school, BCS designated staff works with student, family, and district school to assist with resources needed for student success.

Students receive one marking period follow up with an additional marking period follow up, if necessitated.

Referral for BCS

Referral paperwork is completed by the district school administrator/designee and processed through the alternative education committee.

Upon referral from the committee, the sending school will schedule an intake meeting at Brandywine Community School where parent, student, sending school representative will meet with BCS staff to explain the program, tour the school, and sign paperwork regarding the program.

 

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