Departments » Alternative School
Jefferson Hughes - Director
The Covington County Education Center's Alternative School is located at 1104 Elm Street in Collins, MS. This facility can accommodate up to 30 students at any given time. In order to be enrolled, a student must be registered at one of the six Covington County Schools.
A seven period day is followed and all required courses are taught either by a certified teacher or through the use of web based instruction from Plato Edmentum Courseware. Teachers at the alternative school maintain a close working relationship with each of the county schools, and instruction for each child is guided by his/her Individualized Instruction Plan.
Students enrolled in the Alternative School Program regularly receive both individualized and group counseling sessions with a licensed counselor. These sessions target behaviors which have resulted in student placement in the alternative program. Some issues covered include: anger management, peer pressure, drug and alcohol awareness, tobacco usage, and decision making.