What is the Alternative Program?
The Alternative High School Program is an option of all High Schools in Salem County. This Alternative program is located at the John Campbell Center in Salem, NJ and serves high school students in grades 9-12. The program is unique because it provides a small, nurturing, and supportive alternative for students who have not been consistently successful in larger educational settings. The Alternative program is academically challenging and provides courses needed to obtain a High School Diploma
High Schools in Salem County are experiencing a growing number of school-aged youth that present academic, attendance, and behavior problems. The dilemma is that these students are not successful in their home schools. Their personal and academic needs are not or can not be met through traditional school programs and settings It follows then, that if these students are to be helped, an alternative, non-traditional approach is needed.