Work is underway on new Alternative Academy at Monett High School


Work to provide a facility for a new program at Monett High School is well underway.

Crews have already begun turning what was a facility for large group classes into what will become the district’s Alternative Academy, with space for several programs. High School Principal David Williams has been selected to oversee the alternative school. He says the plan is for the facility to serve between 100 and 150 students a year, either in a full time or part time capacity, giving them the resources they need to be successful.

“This is going to be another tier of intervention for those students who just aren’t being successful at the high school. It’s going to be a little more intensive out here, they’re going to have a lot more one-on-one attention out here, ” David Williams, Monett High School Principal.

Williams says work on the Alternative Academy facility should be done later this summer.

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