Public Education Improvement

PEACE improves alternative schools in Palm Beach County

By June 18, 2007April 15th, 2014No Comments

West Palm Beach, FL – After months of research, PEACE discovered “alternative schools” in Palm Beach County were serving as the school district’s dumping grounds for at-risk youth and provided no option of earning a high school diploma. At PEACE’s Nehemiah Action in March 2007, Superintendent Johnson committed to significant improvements in alternative education for the Palm Beach County. As a result, the number of students transferred to alternative schools has been cut by more than half and participation rates for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) in the alternative schools reached nearly 100%.