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Alternative Education

Carsonville - Port Sanilac

Academy of Alternative Learning

Now enrolling for Fall classes 

   Who - If you are between 15-18 and have one of the following needs:

*Looking to graduate                                                     

*Behind in present program

*Are pregnant

*Have child care needs

*Employment/school schedule conflicts

*Have difficulty maintaining regular attendance due to health concerns 

Why - CPS AAL is the best choice?

* Flexible Schedule

*Emphasis on individual needs

* Help to build self-confidence

*Develop basic skills

* Work/Study program

*Free/reduced breakfast and lunch programs

*Career Center classes available

*Regular school graduation available

*Regular high school diploma available

*Web based program

*Dual enrollment opportunities




The Alternative Education program is designed to provide an alternative education opportunity for students who did not find the traditional high school structure conducive to allowing for success in the completion of their high school credits.

AAL students can enroll in the Sanilac Career Center Programs that may be of interest for future employment.

Location and Hours of Operation

The CPS-AAL Center is located at the North end of the parking lot of the Carsonville - Port Sanilac High School, 100 N. Goetze Road, Carsonville. Hours open are 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.  Holidays and snow days follow the Carsonville - Port Sanilac School District schedule.  After school appointments can be made with Mrs. Maher.  An appointment can be scheduled by calling (810) 657-9394 ext. 170, or (810) 657-9394 ext. 100.

Registration Process

Registration packets may be picked up at the AAL Site or the Carsonville - Port Sanilac High School Office. To request that a packet be mailed to you, please contact Tammy Warczinsky, Secretary at 810-657-9394 ext. 100.


Principal - James Stewart

Head Teacher - Luann Maher

Program Teachers - Jackie Houle, Scott Steele, Dave VanDyke

Secretary - Michelle Herrington

Program Requirements

In order to ensure satisfactory progress in the Academy, students must:

       Maintain a minimum of 25 hours of working class-time per week

       Complete all required assignments and maintain a "C" or better average grade.

       Complete all mid-term and final exams with a minimum grade of "C" or better average in each subject.

       Behavior appropriate for a classroom (respecting other student's right to a quiet study environment).

All conditions above must be met for a student to maintain their enrollment in the program. If any student fails to meet the conditions of satisfactory progress, both student and parent(s) will be notified that the student is on probationary status for the following grading period. Should the student not correct the condition within the next grading period, it will be assumed that the parent and student have withdrawn voluntarily from the program.

Alternative Education

Caroline HogstonCarriemay123@hotmail.comCarsonville, MichiganAdministrative Legal Assistant

Oct 11, 2008

I would encourage any parent of a struggling highschool student to explore CPS Alternative Education. This is a great program run by great people with the most amazing students. I graduated from this program in 2006 and received my Associates Degree in Business Management with a minor in Business Law. I am now employed as an Administrative Legal Assistant and love every minute of my career. Without this program and Mrs. Long I wouldn't be where I am today. Thanks again Mrs. Long!!! I owe it all to you!!!!