CCEC is an alternative school setting for students who are not succeeding in a traditional school setting or have been suspended from their home school in Canadian County. This is a highly structured program that provides individualized programming allowing students to work at their own pace, for an increased opportunity to succeed in high school and earn a high school diploma. We believe every student, regardless of circumstance, holds the potential to learn and apply knowledge when the student is provided the opportunity and ability to recognize his or her inner strength and resilience. CCEC provides all students a non-traditional setting where they will feel safe and secure to explore and learn at their own pace.

Why Do Students Attend CCEC?

There are multiple reasons why someone may begin attending CCEC, but they usually relate to the student not thriving in a traditional school. Specific reasons include:

Trouble Learning in a Traditional Classroom

One of the main reasons students attend CCEC is because they don’t learn well in a traditional school. They may have learning disabilities that make it challenging for them to sit in a classroom all day, they may struggle to retain information learned this way, or their classes may interest them so little that they have no desire to attend school or complete homework.

Need More Support/Guidance

Some students also need more guidance than traditional schools can provide. This can be academic support or emotional support/ counseling. They can benefit from the smaller classes as well as the increased access to counselors.

Bored or Not Challenged at Their Current School

CCEC also be an option if you don’t feel challenged or interested at a traditional school. This may be the case if you don’t find yourself caring about your classes, struggle with sitting at a desk all day, find the coursework too easy, or want to focus your studies on a subject your school doesn’t offer. CCEC uses a wide variety of teaching methods, including hands-on, interactive, and self-directed work, which can benefit you.

Social or Behavioral Difficulties

A student might also have issues with classmates or teachers. This can include being bullied, struggling to make friends, befriending the wrong crowd, or coming into conflict with teachers and students. A student’s social network is a huge part of their high school experience, and if they don’t feel included or welcomed at their school, or don’t contribute to an inclusive and welcoming environment, it can be very difficult for them to do well. Attending a new school with new classmates as well as teachers and counselors who can better meet their needs can have a significant improvement on their high school performance.

Difficult Life Circumstances

Some students have experiences that make attending traditional high school challenging. These can include pregnancy, serious illness, family problems, and more. Circumstances like these can make it difficult for a student to concentrate on classes, and they may need more individual support and flexible scheduling.

Total Students Served
Senior Students Who Completed All Graduation Requirements

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