Shalom High School
About the Learning Program
The mission of Shalom High School is to allow at-risk students an opportunity to earn high school diplomas and to prepare students to be productive, successful adults, good citizens, and to become responsible mature members of their communities. Our vision is that ultimately all students who leave Shalom High School will possess the necessary skills to make positive post-high school career, educational and/or employment choices.
Shalom offers a full-day academic program leading to a high school diploma for students who meet the criteria of the state’s children at-risk statute and are not achieving academic success in traditional schools. The school’s competency based, accelerated learning model, encourages success through challenging curriculum. Students earn credits through the traditional model and through completion of competency based “skill” projects, developed with input from the business community and several universities and colleges.
Our students must also prepare and present a portfolio or D.O.G. (Defense of Graduation), evaluated by a graduation committee. Students are generally between 15-19 years old in grades 9-12. For admission, students and parents must participate in an enrollment interview with Shalom staff and they must qualify as at-risk students.