Alternative School

Belmont County Alternative School

The Belmont County Alternative School is operated to encourage academic success and to deter negative behaviors in the school environment. Believing education is fundamental in fighting juvenile delinquency and promoting healthy young adults, the Belmont County Alternative School provides structured classrooms to assist youth in achieving educational goals towards graduation.

School Guidelines:

1. Students suspended from school will be required to attend the C-CAP Alternative School for the period of their suspension.
2. If a student is suspended three (3) times, the school will file an Unruly charge on the student and he/she will come before the judge.
3. The student’s in the suspension classroom, the home school will send assignments to be completed by the student with the assistance of the Alternative School teacher. The completed homework is to be returned to the home school. The student will receive a passing grade for his/her assignments if completed.
4. Students may take part in a physical activity and/or group discussions.


Traditional Suspension Classroom

The suspension classroom, for students who are suspended for no more than 10 days from their home school district, is a short term option to prevent youth form being out of the school environment during a suspension.    Youth are required to complete home school class assignments and are responsible for returning the work to the home school upon completion of their suspension.

Virtual Learning Program (VLP)

Students enrolled in Virtual Learning Programs (VLP’s) may attend the Alternative school per court orders, school agreements, and/or program acceptance to ensure school assignments are being completed. Often times these students are not disciplined enough to accept the academic and independent challenges of internet based learning from the home environment.  This classroom provides for a structured setting that offers support for students involved with online learning.

GED Classroom

The GED program is provided for youth struggling with academic credits making graduation from the traditional high school setting difficult in a timely manner.  In cooperation with home school districts, youth may be referred to begin the GED curriculum as an alternative to the typical high school diploma.  This program has limited space and youth must meet criteria to be approved for this classroom.

The Alternative school is located at the Belmont Harrison Vocational School (Career Center). Students are expected to dress according to school policy and are responsible for their own lunch. Students may bring a sack lunch or may purchase lunch from the cafeteria. Students ride buses from home school districts to the Alternative School.

Belmont County Alternative School
68090 Hammond Road
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950
(740) 671-9985