Ridgedale Alternative Handbook
Ridgedale Alternative Student Handbook
This manual is designed to provide the student and legal guardian a
description of the policies and procedures required at the
Parent involvement in schools is much more than parent conferences and PTOs.
While the nation and our public education system have changed a lot since 1921,
one factor—family engagement—remains critical to student achievement.
What is ACES?
Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on
future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and
opportunity. As such, early experiences are an important public health issue.
Much of the foundational research in this area has been referred to as Adverse
Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
PBIS (P)ositive (B)ehavior (I)nterventions and (S)upport
A proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success
Parents play a key role in preventing and responding to bullying. If you know or
suspect that your child is involved in bullying, there are several resources that
Mental Health for Teens
Teen Mental Health
Having a child with a mental health condition can be a challenge, but there are ways to help make things easier. Each year, 1 in 5 kids aged 13-18 experiences a mental health condition. This means many parents have faced similar challenges and experiences as you.
Drug Use in Schools
It is devastating to imagine that your teenager may be abusing drugs. Unfortunately, it is common to find drugs and alcohol in high school, since these substances are so easy for kids to acquire. Click here for more information.